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Mexican Man Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Reentering the United States After Being Deported

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

A man who illegally returned to the United States after being deported was sentenced today to more than two months in federal prison.

Raymundo Gutierrez-Lagunas, age 35, a citizen of Mexico illegally present in the United States and residing in Linn County, Iowa, received the prison term after a January 12, 2023 guilty plea to one count of illegal reentry into the United States after having been deported.

At the guilty plea, Gutierrez-Lagunas admitted he had previously been deported from the United States and illegally reentered the United States without the permission of the United States government.  Gutierrez-Lagunas was previously deported in November 2013.  On December 3, 2022, immigration officials learned Gutierrez-Lagunas had illegally returned to the United States and found Gutierrez-Lagunas at the Linn County Jail following his arrest on state charges.

Gutierrez-Lagunas was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Gutierrez-Lagunas was sentenced to 80 days’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a one-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Gutierrez-Lagunas is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be turned over to immigration officials.

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

The case file number is 22-CR-98.

Updated March 1, 2023