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Columbia, South Carolina---- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that Rodolfo Sanchez-Marcia, age 47, from Conway, was sentenced in federal court in Florence, South Carolina, for Illegal re-entry into the United States, in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1326(a)(2). United States District Judge R. Bryan Harwell of Florence sentenced Sanchez-Marcia to 15 months imprisonment.
Evidence presented at the change of plea on January 9, 2017 established that in September 2016, ICE-ERO Officers in Charleston, SC, discovered that Rodolfo Sanchez-Marcia had been arrested on November 1, 2015, by the Surfside Police Department for driving without a license, and was released. Records checks revealed that Sanchez-Marcia was a native and citizen of Mexico who had previously been deported from the United States on multiple occasions. Sanchez-Marcia has never received permission to enter or remain in the US.
The case was investigated by agents of the ICE-ERO. Assistant United States Attorney A. Bradley Parham of the Florence office prosecuted the case.