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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa

Monday, February 12, 2018

Honduran Man Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Returning to the United States Following Two Deportations

A Honduran man who had previously been deported following a federal conviction for illegal reentry was sentenced today to one year in federal prison.

Geovany Rodriguez-Carrasco, age 38, a citizen of Honduras who had been living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison term after a December 1, 2017, guilty plea to one count of illegal reentry of a removed alien after a felony conviction.

At the guilty plea, Rodriguez-Carrasco admitted he illegally reentered the United States without permission after having been last deported from the United States in August 2013.  Prior to his deportation, Rodriguez-Carrasco was convicted in July 2013 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa on one count of illegal reentry of a removed alien, a felony offense.  Rodriguez-Carrasco was also deported in 2004 following a misdemeanor conviction in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas for illegal entry into the United States. 

Rodriguez-Carrasco was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge Linda R. Reade.  Rodriguez-Carrasco was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Rodriguez-Carrasco 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 Daniel C. Tvedt and investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations.

Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl

The case file number is 17-CR-87.

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Updated February 12, 2018