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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 21, 2017

Conway Man Sentenced For Illegal Re-entry Charges

Contact Person: Lance Crick (864) 282-2100

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.

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Updated April 21, 2017