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Man from Mexico, aggravated felon arrested in New Iberia sentenced for reentering the United States illegally 3 times

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Louisiana

LAFAYETTE, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that a man from Mexico was sentenced to 18 months in prison on charges that he reentered the United States illegally at least three times.

Felipe Escobar-Martinez, 41, of Veracruz, Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell on one count of illegal reentry of a removed alien. According to the December 22, 2015 guilty plea, the defendant was arrested in New Iberia, La.  Escobar-Martinez admits he is a national of Mexico and was removed from the United States in 1999, 2000 and 2005. The defendant also admits that in June 2000, he was convicted of a crime qualifying as an aggravated felony in Maricopa County, Ariz.

United States Immigrations and Customs Enforcement conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Dominic Rossetti prosecuted the case.

Updated April 12, 2016