Thursday, August 4, 2011

Convicted Felon Illegally Crosses Border (KSAZ-AZ)

Convicted Felon Illegally Crosses Border
Updated: Thursday, 04 Aug 2011, 7:57 PM MST

DOUGLAS -- A woman convicted of negligent homicide was stopped Tuesday when entering the United States illegally.

32-year-old Vanessa Francisca Rico-Verdugo, a Mexican national, was apprehended by Douglas Station Border Patrol agents.

She illegally entered the United States east of the entry point. During processing, a criminal records check revealed she was convicted in 2001 in Maricopa County and was sentenced to nine months in prison and four years probation.

Rico-Verdugo also received a formal order of removal from an immigration judge on Nov. 27, 2001, and was deported.

She is now facing prosecution for illegal re-entry of a convicted felon. Following the judicial process, she will be removed from the United States.

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