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Guatemalan Man Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Reentering the United States After Being Deported

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

A man who illegally returned to the United States after being deported was sentenced today to three months in federal prison.

Victor Sajcap-Agreda, age 40, a citizen of Guatemala illegally present in the United States and residing in Allamakee County, Iowa, received the prison term after a guilty plea on July 15, 2020, to one count of illegal reentry into the United States.

At the guilty plea, Sajcap-Agreda admitted he had previously been deported from the United States and illegally reentered the United States without the permission of the United States government.  Sajcap-Agreda was deported in March 2014 following a misdemeanor conviction in the Southern District of Texas for illegal entry into the United States.  Sajcap-Agreda most recently came to the attention of immigration agents following his arrest on May 31, 2020, in Allamakee County, Iowa, for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.  These charges are still pending.

Sajcap-Agreda was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Sajcap-Agreda was sentenced to 90 days’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a one-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Sajcap-Agreda is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be turned over to immigration officials.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel C. Tvedt and investigated by Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations.

Court file information at

The case file number is 20-CR-1017.

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Updated September 9, 2020