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Guatemalan Man Sentenced for Illegal Re-Entry

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

A man who illegally re-entered the United States was sentenced today to time served.

Eriberto Nimamac-Tzoy, age 39, from Guatemala, received the prison term after a December 24, 2015, guilty plea to one count of illegal re-entry.

At the guilty plea, Nimamac-Tzoy admitted he had illegally re-entered United States from Guatemala after being deported on November 13, 2006.  On November 23, 2015, Nimamace-Tzoy was encountered by ICE agents at the Hamilton County Jail where he was incarcerated for public intoxication.

Nimamac-Tzoy was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade.  Nimamac-Tzoy was sentenced to time served. He must serve a 1-year term of supervised release.

Nimamac-Tzoy is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to ICE custody.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin C. Fletcher and investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). 

Court file information at 

The case file number is 15-CR-3052.

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Updated March 14, 2016