Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Guatemalan man sentenced to illegally returning to U.S. (Globe Gazette)

Guatemalan man sentenced to illegally returning to U.S.

Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2011 10:24 am

SIOUX CITY - A man who served jail time in Wright County on a drunken driving charge has been sentenced to nine months in federal prison after illegally re-entering the United States from Guatemala.

Pedro Alvarado-Huinac, 27, from Guatemala, pleaded guilty in April to one count of illegal re-entry as an aggravated felon.

At the guilty plea hearing, Alvarado-Huinac admitted he was deported from the United States on Jan. 4, 2007. Alvarado-Huinac came into the custody of Homeland Security Investigations on Feb. 28, 2011, while incarcerated in Wright County for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and providing false information to a police officer.

Alvarado-Huinac was previously convicted on Oct. 15, 2001, of forgery in Jasper County, Mo.

Alvarado-Huinac was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Alvarado-Huinac was sentenced to nine months in prison.

He will serve a two-year term of supervised release after the prison term.

There is no parole in the federal prison system.

Alvarado-Huinac is being held in the custody of United States Marshals Service until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin C. Fletcher and investigated by HSI and the Enforcement and Removal Office of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau.

Guatemalan man sentenced to federal prison for illegally returning to the United States

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