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Guatemalan Man Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Reentering the United States After Being Deported Following a Felony Conviction

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Illegally Worked Using the Name and Social Security Number of Another Person After Illegally Reentering The United States

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

Marcos Guico-Macario, age 43, a citizen of Guatemala illegally present in the United States and residing in Toledo, Iowa, received the prison term after a guilty plea on July 15, 2020, to one count of illegal reentry into the United States after having been deported following a conviction for an aggravated felony.

In a plea agreement, Guico-Macario admitted he had previously been deported from the United States and illegally reentered the United States without the permission of the United States government.  Guico-Macario was deported in February 2003 following a May 2001 conviction in the District Court for Finney County, Kansas, for attempted aggravated indecent liberties with a child, an aggravated felony.  Guico-Macario also admitted he illegally used the name and Social Security number of a U.S. citizen when he completed employment forms in September 2018 at a business in Tama, Iowa.  Guico-Macario illegally worked at the business using the alias until his arrest on May 24, 2020, in Tama County, Iowa, for providing false identification information.

Guico-Macario was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Guico-Macario was sentenced to 96 days’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Guico-Macario 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-41.

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Updated September 9, 2020