A man from Mexico was sentenced last week to 57 months in prison for re-entering the U.S. after removal.
Francisco Hernandez-Urtusoastigui, 37, of Sinaloa, Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi on one count of illegal re-entry of a removed alien.
According to the Dec. 2, 2016 guilty plea, Lake Charles Police stopped the defendant for a traffic violation on July 28, 2015. He did not have identification and admitted to being in the country illegally.
U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley’s office says in a press release Hernandez-Urtusoastigui had been deported at least five times. He also has previous federal convictions in 2009 and 2012.
Homeland Security Investigations-Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and the Lake Charles Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert F. Moore prosecuted the case.