Saturday, June 7, 2008

Man sentenced for returning to U.S. after deportation (South Carolina Now)

Man sentenced for returning to U.S. after deportation

By Morning News Staff Reports

Published: June 6, 2008

A Hartsville resident has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for illegally re-entering the United states after being deported, Acting U.S. Attorney Kevin F. McDonald said in a press release.

U.S. District Judge Terry L. Wooten sentenced 37-year-old Jose Galvan, also known as Carmello Galvan or Jose Carmen Galvan-Lara, to 46 months in prison.

Galvan was convicted in 1996 for attempted murder and deported to Mexico after serving four years in prison. On June 7, he was arrested by Hartsville police for an open container violation and driving without a license. A records check revealed that Galvan was a previously-deported convicted felon and was once again in the country illegally.

The case, which also was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney William E. Day II of the Florence office.

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