Mexican citizen sentenced to 57 months in prison for illegally reentering the country
LAKE CHARLES, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a man from Mexico was sentenced last week to 57 months in prison for re-entering the United States after removal.
Francisco Hernandez-Urtusoastigui, 37, of Sinaloa, Mexico, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi on one count of illegal re-entry of a removed alien. According to the December 2, 2016 guilty plea, Lake Charles Police stopped the defendant for a traffic violation on July 28, 2015. He did not have identification and admitted to being in the country illegally. Hernandez-Urtusoastigui has been deported at least five times. He also has a previous federal conviction in 2009 and in 2012.
Homeland Security Investigations-Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and the Lake Charles Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert F. Moore prosecuted the case.