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Press Release

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 today to thirteen months in federal prison.

Manuel Reveles-Martinez, age 33, a Mexican citizen living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison term after a September 15, 2014, guilty plea to one count of illegal re-entry as a felon.

At the guilty plea, Reveles-Martinez admitted he re-entered the United States without permission after being removed from the country on November 8, 2013.  On July 10, 2014, Reveles-Martinez was arrested in Cedar Rapids by agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  Reveles-Martinez had previously been convicted of operating while intoxicated (OWI) five times, including OWI third offense, a felony, in 2006.

Reveles-Martinez was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade.  Reveles-Martinez was sentenced to thirteen 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.

Reveles-Martinez 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 Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations. 

Court file information is available at  The case file number is 14-CR-0073.

Updated February 19, 2015