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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

Monday, February 13, 2017

Mexican national sentenced to federal prison for immigration crime

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Mexican national was sentenced to a year and a half in federal prison today for an immigration crime, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. Adan Zamudio-Escalante, also known as Victor Giron, 39, previously pleaded guilty to illegally reentering the United States after having previously been removed from the United States on two different occasions. He is also subject to removal proceedings.

Zamudio-Escalante admitted that he had twice been convicted of the federal crime of illegally reentering the United States. The first conviction occurred on April 1, 2005, in Texas. After that conviction, Zamudio-Escalante was removed from the United States to his home country of Mexico. Zamudio-Escalante then illegally reentered the United States. He was convicted for a second time of illegally reentering the United States on January 6, 2010, in West Virginia, and was again removed from the United States. Zamudio-Escalante was subsequently found in Charleston by Department of Homeland Security agents on September 20, 2016, having illegally reentered the United States for a third time.

The investigation was conducted by the Department of Homeland Security. Assistant United States Attorney Erik S. Goes is in charge of the prosecution. United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr., imposed the sentence.

Updated February 13, 2017