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Angel Cristobal-Sarmientos Sentenced For Illegal Reentry Into The United States

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Montana

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls on March 5, 2014, before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Malloy, ANGEL CRISTOBAL-SARMIENTOS was sentenced to a term of:

  • ison: 13 months and 1 day

Cristobal-Sarmientos was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to Illegal Re-Entry into the United States.

In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Zeno B. Baucus, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

Cristobal-Sarmientos, who had previously been deported from the United States on multiple occasions, was involved in an alleged domestic dispute in Glendive, Montana on September 15, 2013, in which Dawson County Sheriff Deputies responded to the scene. The

United States Border Patrol was subsequently contacted and Cristobal-Sarmientos was

Cristobal-Sarimentos advised that he was a citizen of Mexico and in the United States illegally. There is no record that Cristobal-Sarimentos ever applied for or obtained the permission of the United States Attorney General or his successor the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reenter the United States. Moreover, records indicate that Cristobal-Sarimentos had previously been deported subsequent to a felony conviction.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the (truth in sentencing( guidelines mandate that Sanchez-Gonzalez will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, Sanchez-Gonzalez does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.

The investigation was conducted primarily by the United States Border Patrol.

Updated January 14, 2015