Illinois Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Passing Counterfeit United States Currency and Attempted Passing Counterfeit United States Currency
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a man from Mexico convicted of Illegal Reentry After Deportation was sentenced on August 28, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.
Jesus Ochoa Aguirre, a/k/a Felipe Cabrera Aguirre, age 30, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day of imprisonment and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Ochoa Aguirre was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 10, 2012, and pled guilty to the charge on July 8, 2013.
The charge stems from an incident on or about September 24, 2012, when Ochoa Aguirre, an alien, was found in the United States in the District of South Dakota, after having been previously deported from the states on or about April 16, 2010. Ochoa Aguirre had not obtained the consent of the Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security and the Attorney General of the United States to apply for admission into the states. Ochoa Aguirre was found by law enforcement after a Fort Pierre resident reported that Ochoa Aguirre had tried to sell him methamphetamine.
The investigation was conducted by the Department of Homeland Security. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.
Ochoa Aguirre was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.