Mexican Citizen Sentenced for Illegal Reentry
Roanoke, VIRGINIA – A citizen of Mexico, who had been removed from the United States multiple times in recent years, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke on Federal immigration charges, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced.
Martin Alvarez-Torres, 38, a citizen of Mexico, previously pled guilty to one count of illegally reentering the United States after being previously deported without having obtained the express consent of the Attorney General of the United States and the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to apply for admission into the United States. Today in District Court, Alvarez-Torres was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of thirty 30 months.
According to evidence presented at previous hearings by Assistant United States Attorney C. Patrick Hogeboom III and Special Assistant United States Attorney Kari Munro Alvarez-Torres had been removed from the United States on six prior occasions, most recently on April 17, 2014. The defendant was indicted in 2014 and remained at-large until his arrest in Roanoke, Virginia in June 2016.
Investigation of the case was conducted by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Assistant United States Attorney C. Patrick Hogeboom III and Special Assistant United States Attorney Kari Munro prosecuted the case for the United States.