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Mexican national sentenced to prison for repeatedly entering U.S. illegally

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

DAYTON – Julian Patino-Espinoza, 29, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 36 months in prison for illegally reentering the United States and violating supervised release from his prior federal illegal reentry conviction.


This marks Patino-Espinoza’s third illegal reentry conviction. Two of those convictions have occurred in Dayton.


Most recently, according to court documents, Patino-Espinoza was deported in November 2018 from the Brownsville, Texas port of entry.


In June 2019, Patino-Espinoza was encountered by federal immigration agents at the Clinton County Jail in Wilmington, Ohio where he was being held after arrest for a misdemeanor offense.


Likewise, Patino-Espinoza had been encountered by federal immigration agents at the Montgomery County Jail in March 2018, when he was booked there after an arrest for unrelated offenses.


In August 2019, Patino-Espinoza pleaded guilty to one count of illegally reentering the United States after being convicted of a felony.


David M. DeVillers, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Rebecca Adducci, Field Office Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) announced the sentence imposed by U.S. District Court Judge Walter H. Rice. Assistant United States Attorney Andrew J. Hunt is representing the United States in this case.

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Updated January 16, 2020