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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Illegal Alien Sentenced to Nearly Four Years in Prison

TULSA, Okla.—United States District Court Chief Judge Gregory K. Frizzell sentenced Ubaldo Esparza-Ortiz, 28, to 45 months in prison for illegal reentry into the United States, announced Danny C. Williams Sr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma. Chief Judge Frizzell also imposed three years of supervised release following Esparza-Ortiz’s prison sentence.

On January 15, 2015, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents discovered Esparza-Ortiz was illegally in the country after he had been arrested by Tulsa police officers for domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. This was Esparza-Ortiz’s fourth illegal reentry into the United States.  He has also been convicted multiple times for domestic violence in Tulsa.

This case was investigated by ICE.  Assistant United States Attorney Neal C. Hong prosecuted the case.

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Updated September 11, 2015