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Press Release

Undocumented Immigrant Sentenced To Six Years’ Imprisonment

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

Las Vegas, NV – Luis Ortiz-Menjivar, a 67 year-old El Salvadorian citizen living in Las Vegas, was sentenced today to six years’ incarceration upon his conviction for a felony charge of Deported Alien Found in the United States, announced U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada.

According to court documents, Ortiz had a lengthy criminal history that placed him in the highest possible federal criminal history category for purposes of sentencing. In February 2017, Ortiz was found in Nevada without any valid immigration documents allowing him to be lawfully present in the United States after he had been deported and removed in April 2014 following his conviction for Aggravated Sexual Battery (a felony) in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly M. Frayn prosecuted the case.

Updated June 19, 2019