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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 17, 2014

Illegal Alien Sentenced To Two Years' Imprisonment For Illegally Reentering The United States

An alien who illegally reentered the United States after being deported was sentenced today to two years in federal prison.

Marcelino Aguilar-Vicente, age 31, a Mexican citizen living in Waterloo, Iowa, received the prison term after a July 15, 2014, guilty plea to one count of illegal reentry into the United States after being deported following a conviction for an aggravated felony.

In May 2014, Aguilar-Vicente was taken into Immigration custody after he was arrested in Black Hawk County, Iowa, for traffic violations.  At the guilty plea, Aguilar-Vicente admitted he illegally reentered the United States after he was deported in March 2007.  Prior to his deportation in 2007, Aguilar-Vicente was convicted in 2006 in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, of four counts of obtaining money by false pretenses, and in Hopewell County, Virginia, of one count of conspiracy to commit grand larceny, and three counts of grand larceny, all aggravated felonies.

Aguilar-Vicente was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade.  Aguilar-Vicente was sentenced to 24 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $100 was imposed.  He must also serve a
three-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Aguilar-Vicente 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. 

Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.  The case file number is 14-CR-62.

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