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Press Release

Felon Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois


Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that Julian Rubio-Estrada, 35, pled guilty to illegal reentry after deportation by a felon.

Rubio-Estrada is scheduled to be sentenced in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis on February 2, 2018. He faces maximum penalties of not more than 20 years imprisonment; a fine of not more than $250,000; and a term of not more than three years of supervised release.

Rubio-Estrada was previously convicted of six felony state offenses in Missouri, including trafficking of drugs and the sale of controlled substances. He had been deported from the United States to Mexico on or about February 10, 2007.

The investigation which resulted in Rubio-Estrada’s arrest and conviction was conducted by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) and Fairview Heights Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Deirdre A. Durborow.

Updated November 15, 2017