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Alien Found in Aiken County Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

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

Columbia, South Carolina---- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that Jorge Luis Marin-Villa, age 36, of Augusta, Georgia, was sentenced today in federal court in Columbia, South Carolina, for Reentry of Removed Aliens, a violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1326.  United States District Judge Mary Geiger Lewis, of Columbia, sentenced Marin-Villa to one year and one day imprisonment, with no supervised release because he is expected to be deported upon completion of his sentence.

Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that Marin-Villa is a Mexican citizen who had previously been deported two times and had previously been convicted of Reentry of a Removed Alien. He was encountered by Department of Homeland Security/ICE-ERO officers on September 10, 2017 at the Aiken County Detention Center after being arrested for unrelated state charges.

Officers of Department of Homeland Security/ICE-ERO investigated this case. Assistant United States Attorney William E. Day, II, of the Columbia office is prosecuting the case.   



William E. Day, II (803) 929-3000

Updated March 15, 2018