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

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Illegally Re-Entering U.S. After Having Been Deported

ROCKFORD — A Mexican citizen was sentenced today in federal court by U.S. District Judge Philip G. Reinhard for illegally re-entering the United States after having been deported. 

JAVIER GRANADOS-LEON, 48, was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release.  Granados-Leon pleaded guilty to the illegal re-entry charge on July 21, 2020.

According to a written plea agreement, Granados-Leon admitted that he illegally re-entered the U.S. after having been previously deported to his native Mexico on March 9, 2017. Granados-Leon was arrested in Oregon, Ill.

The sentencing was announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; and Thomas Feeley, Director of the Chicago Field Office for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations.  The government was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael D. Love.

Updated October 23, 2020