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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Mexican National with Extensive Criminal History Found Guilty by Pecos Jury

PECOS – Yesterday a federal jury in Pecos found Mexican national Graciano Moral-Carrillo, aka Francisco Mora-Carrillo, guilty of one count of illegal entry after seven prior deportations and three prior illegal reentry convictions.

Evidence presented at trial showed that Presidio Border Patrol Agents arrested Moral-Carrillo on March 1, 2021, for being an illegal alien present in the United States. 

Court records also disclosed that Moral-Carrillo had numerous other convictions in the U.S., including three for driving while intoxicated in the Odessa/Midland area; one for resisting arrest; one for assaulting a public servant; and one for possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Moral-Carrillo has remained in federal custody since his arrest on March 1.  The sentencing date before U.S. District Judge David Counts has not been set.

U.S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff of the Western District of Texas and Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Sean L. McGoffin made the announcement.

U.S. Border Patrol investigated this case.  AUSAs Lance Kennedy and Kevin Eaton are prosecuting this case on behalf of the government. 

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Updated July 20, 2021