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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 was sentenced on November 20, 2014, to 4 months in prison.

David Ordonez-Lopez, age 20, from Guatemala, received the prison term after a September 22, 2014, guilty plea to one count of illegal re-entry.

At the guilty plea, Ordonez-Lopez admitted he had re-entered the United States without permission after being removed from the country on October 31, 2012.  Ordonez-Lopez came to the attention of Homeland Security Investigations’ (HSI) on July 15, 2014, after he was arrested for OWI in Wright County, Iowa.    

Ordonez-Lopez was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett.  Ordonez-Lopez was sentenced to 4 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-3044.
Updated February 19, 2015