LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – United State Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a man from Mexico was sentenced to 18 months in prison on charges that he re-entered the U.S. illegally at least three times.
Felipe Escobar-Martinez, 41, of Veracruz, Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. District judge Dee D. Drell on one count of illegal re-entry of a removed alien.
According to that December 22, 2015 guilty plea, the defendant was arrested in New Iberia.
Escobar-Martinez admits he is a national of Mexico and was removed from the United States in 1999, 2000, and 2005. The defendant also admitted that in June 2000, he was convicted of a crime qualifying as an aggravated felony in Maricopa County, Arizona.
United State Immigration and Customs Enforcements conducted the investigation.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Dominic Rossetti prosecuted the case.