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November 20, 2020Las Vegas, NVUnited StatesEnforcement and Removal

ICE investigation leads to 51-month federal prison sentence for convicted alien felon previously deported 7 times from US

LAS VEGAS – A Mexican national who had been previously lawfully deported seven times, was sentenced to more than four years in prison for illegally returning to the United States, the result of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

Josue Garcia-Rodriguez, also known as “Juan Pablo Mungia-Garcia” and “Josue Garcia Chapo,” 25, of Mexico, was sentenced to 51 months in prison by U.S. District Judge James C. Mahan. Garcia-Rodriguez previously pleaded guilty to one count of being a deported alien found in the United States.

In addition, the Court ordered the term of imprisonment to run consecutively to an eight-month sentence for the defendant’s supervised release violations: illegally reentering the United States and arrest for drug and gun charges in Henderson, Nevada.

According to court documents, from June 2012 to December 2018, Garcia-Rodriguez — a two-time convicted felon — was deported seven times from the United States to Mexico. In June 2019, he illegally reentered and remained in the United States until he was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.

The case was prosecuted by the office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada.

Updated: 11/25/2020