United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Jose Cristobal Cardenas-Cabrera, 31, of Mexico, was sentenced in federal court this afternoon on the charge of illegal re-entry into the United States after having been previously deported. Cardenas-Cabrera, who was arrested on state charges of possession of cocaine under the alias of Eduardo Pecheco, was identified under his true identity by United States Customs and Border Patrol agents. He was indicted on the federal charge of illegal re-entry after deportation in February of 2019 and he pled guilty in April of 2019.
United States District Court Judge Terry F. Moorer imposed a sentence of 13 months imprisonment, and ordered that upon his release from custody, Cardenas-Cabrera will be surrendered to a duly authorized immigration official for consideration of deportation. The judge further ordered (if Cardenas-Cabrera is not deported) that he will undergo drug and alcohol testing and treatment as conditions of a three-year term of supervised release. No fine was imposed, but the judge ordered that Cardenas-Cabrera pay a $100 special mandatory assessment.
The case was investigated by the United States Customs and Border Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Mobile Police Department. It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.