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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Four Foreign Nationals Sentenced To Illegal Reentry Into The U.S. After Deportation And Removal Proceedings

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Nery Benito Sontay-Pelico, Gamaliel Cruz-Velasco, Emilio Velasco-Rojas and Kevin Adonai Cortez-Ordonez were sentenced today in front of the honorable United States District Court Judge Callie V.S. Granade to Illegal Reentry into the U.S. after Deportation and Removal Proceedings. These four individuals were in a van stopped in Baldwin County on December 3, 2014. Three other passengers in the van were previously sentenced to illegal entry into the United States without inspection and deported.

All four defendants received a custody sentence of the time served pending sentencing. The court ordered the defendants turned over to the appropriate authorities for deportation proceedings. This case was investigated by Homeland Security and Investigations and prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office.

Updated February 5, 2015