Man Who Crashed Truck Carrying Undocumented Immigrants After Police Chase Charged With Transportation of Illegal Aliens
DALLAS — Ignacio Arellano-Banuelos, 36, of Dallas, Texas was found guilty today following a two-day trial before U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey for illegal reentry after removal from the United States, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.
Arellano-Banuelos faces a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. He has been in custody since his arrest in June 2016. Sentencing is set for July 31, 2017. Arellano-Banuelos will be deported after serving his sentence.
According to evidence presented at trial, on May 8, 2015 Arellano-Banuelos was found in the United States after having been deported and removed on September 10, 2009, without receiving consent from the United States Attorney General or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reapply for admission since the time of the previous deportation and removal.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Shane Read and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Lynn Javier are in charge of the prosecution.
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