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Felon Sentenced to Eight Months Prison For Illegally Re-Entering the United States from Mexico

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

A man who illegally re-entered the country was sentenced on November 9, 2015, to eight months in federal prison.

Baudilio Perez-Ramirez, age 34, from Guatemala, received the prison term after a September 14, 2015, guilty plea to one count of felon found after illegal re-entry.

At the guilty plea, Perez-Ramirez admitted he illegally re-entered the United States after being deported on December 15, 2011.   Perez-Ramirez came to the attention of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials on August 19, 2015, when he was arrested in Sioux City after fleeing from officers attempting to establish his identity.  Perez-Ramirez had previously been deported after being convicted of fraud and misuse of documents to obtain employment and re-entry of a removed alien in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa on November 10, 2011.

Perez-Ramirez was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett.  Perez-Ramirez was sentenced to eight months imprisonment.  He must serve a 1-year term of supervised release.  There is no parole in the federal system.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin C. Fletcher and investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Enforcement and Removal Office of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau.

Court file information is available at  The case file number is 15-CR-4056.

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Updated February 4, 2016