Mexican Citizen Sentenced for Reentry of Deported Alien
BISMARCK – U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on April 23, 2013, Rafael Pena-Campos, 47, Tultepec, Mexico, pleaded guilty and was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Patrick A. Conmy on a charge of reentry of deported alien.
Judge Conmy sentenced Pena-Campos to 18 months in federal prison.
On March 17, 2013, Pena-Campos was encountered by the New Town Police Department in New Town, N.D. Pena-Campos possessed only a Mexican voter identification card and U.S. Border Patrol officials were contacted. They discovered that Pena-Campos was a citizen of Mexico and in the United States illegally. Pena-Campos had previously been deported from the United States in 1996 and 2008. He had been convicted of burglary, a felony, in Texas state court in 1996.
The case was investigated by the New Town Police Department and U.S. Border Patrol.
Assistant U.S. Attorney David Hagler prosecuted the case.