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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Criminal Alien Sentenced To Prison

A Mexican man who unlawfully re-entered the United States after having been deported following his 2010 Tama County, Iowa, convictions for child endangerment and domestic abuse assault with a dangerous weapon, was sentenced today to serve 41 months in federal prison.

Luciano Garcia-Corona, 37, from Mexico, and most recently a resident of 430 Mesqwaki Road, Tama, Iowa, received the prison term after having pleaded guilty on November 21, 2014, to one count of unlawful re-entry following deportation as an aggravated felon, and one count of unlawful possession of identity documents.

Garcia-Corona was deported from the United States on December 28, 2011, following his 2010 convictions in Tama County, Iowa.  Garcia-Corona had also been deported on December 15, 1999.  Following each of his prior deportations, Garcia-Corona unlawfully returned to the United States and committed violent crimes.  In April 2014, Garcia-Corona was convicted and sentenced in Tama County, Iowa, following convictions for arson in the third degree, domestic abuse assault, three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, child endangerment, and identity theft.

Garcia-Corona was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade. Garcia-Corona was sentenced to 41 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $200 was imposed, and he was ordered to serve a 3-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

At the sentencing hearing, Judge Reade noted Garcia-Corona’s violent criminal history; use of numerous aliases; prior lenient treatment by the state courts; history of immigration violations; and general lack of respect for the law.

Garcia-Corona is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Richard L. Murphy and investigated by Homeland Security Investigations.

Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.  The case file number is 14-CR-76.

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Updated March 6, 2015