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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 23, 2018

Illegal Alien With Previous Felony Conviction Pleads Guilty to Illegally Re-entering United States

 

Jackson, Miss. - Cristobal Marin-Lopez, 22, of Mexico, pled guilty yesterday before U. S. District Court Judge Tom S. Lee to unlawfully re-entering the United States after having previously been deported and convicted of a felony, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst.

On December 22, 2017, Cristobal Marin-Lopez was involved in a single vehicle accident in Simpson County on Highway 43 and Tom Coke Road. Marin-Lopez was driving a Silver Chevy Trailblazer when he lost control and wrecked. Eyewitnesses to the wreck stated that several individuals ran into the woods after the wreck. None of the individuals were located. Marin-Lopez was previously convicted for possession of heroin in Harris County, Texas, a felony, on November 4, 2014. He was subsequently removed from the United States on November 1, 2016.

Marin-Lopez will be sentenced on May 31, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. by Judge Lee, and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement along with the Simpson County Sheriff Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Glenda Haynes.

Updated March 1, 2018