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Criminal Alien Sentenced To Prison

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

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  The case file number is 14-CR-76.

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Updated March 6, 2015