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Man Sentenced To Prison For Illegal Re-Entry

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

A man who re-entered the United States illegally after being removed as a felon was sentenced on November 21, 2014, to 5 months’ imprisonment.

Francisco Ramirez-Duran, age 42, from Mexico, received the prison term after an August 15, 2014, guilty plea to one count of illegal re-entry as a felon.

At the guilty plea, Ramirez-Duran admitted he had re-entered the United States without permission after being removed from the country on August 19, 2005. Ramirez-Duran came to the attention of Homeland Security Investigations’ (HSI) on July 6, 2014, after he was arrested for in Webster County, Iowa, for fishing without a license.    

Ramirez-Duran was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Ramirez-Duran was sentenced to 5 months’ imprisonment. He must also serve a 1-year term of supervised release.  There is no parole in the federal system.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin C. Fletcher and investigated by HSI and the Enforcement and Removal Office of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau.  

Court file information is available at https//  The case file number is 14-CR-3040.

Updated February 19, 2015