Mexican National Sentenced to Federal Prison for Illegally Re-Entering the U.S. and Attempting to Bribe Federal Agents after Getting Caught
In San Antonio today, Senior U.S. District Judge David A. Ezra sentenced 32-year-old Mexican National Miguel Posada-Venegas to one year in federal prison for attempting to bribe federal agents and for being in the U.S. illegally, announced U.S. Attorney John F. Bash; Immigration and Customs Enforcement -- Enforcement and Removal Operations (ICE ERO) Field Office Director Daniel Bible in San Antonio; and, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Professional Responsibility (ICE OPR) Special Agent in Charge Charles Anderson in San Antonio.
On September 4, 2019, Posada-Venegas pleaded guilty to one count of re-entry after deportation and one count of bribery of a public official. According to court records, ICE-ERO officers arrested Posada-Venegas in San Antonio on June 27, 2019. By pleading guilty, the citizen of Mexico admitted that he had previously been removed from the U.S. on February 15, 2012, and had not received permission from the Secretary of Homeland Security to legally re-enter the country. In addition, Posada-Venegas admitted that he attempted to bribe the ICE-ERO officers by offering them $10,000 in U.S. Currency to let him go after they arrested him for illegal re-entry into the U.S.
ICE ERO and ICE OPR investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Nowinski prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.