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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Montana

Friday, January 17, 2014

Juan Sanchez-Gonzalez Sentenced For Illegal Reentry Into The United States

The United States Attorney(s Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls on January 16, 2014, before U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris, JUAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ was sentenced to a term of:

Prison: 12 months and 1 day

Sanchez-Gonzalez 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:

Sanchez-Gonzalez, who had previously been deported from the United States, was stopped by Montana Highway Patrol in Culbertson, Montana on August 30, 2013. He was subsequently questioned by the United States Border Patrol and responded in the affirmative

Mexico and in the country illegally. There is no record that Sanchez-Gonzalez 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.

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