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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 29, 2019

Guatemalan Man Sentenced for Destruction of Government Property

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Alfonso Us-Juarez, age 23, of Guatemala, was sentenced in federal court today in Omaha for destroying property of the United States. Senior United States District Court Judge Laurie Smith Camp sentenced Us-Juarez to 3 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal prison system.  After his release from prison, Us-Juarez will begin a 6-month term of supervised release. Additionally, Us-Juarez was order to pay restitution in the amount of $2,015.20.

Us-Juarez was issued an Order of Removal in El Paso, Texas, in August of 2017. He was released on humanitarian grounds, given a hearing to consider his claim and given an electronic bracelet to track his whereabouts. On January 4, 2019, Us-Juarez failed to appear for his immigration hearing in Omaha, Nebraska. Immigration agents went to the location of the most recent geo-location from the electronic monitoring device. Us-Juarez was found at that location and arrested. Agents further discovered the electronic device had been cut from Us-Juarez’s ankle and destroyed. As part of his plea agreement and a condition of his supervised release, Us-Juarez has agreed to removal by Immigration Officials.

This case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Updated May 3, 2019