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Case Number: 1:19-cr-00084-LTS-MAR
Judge: Leonard T. Strand
Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa (Linn County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Daniel C. Tvedt
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Description: Cedar Rapids, IA - The United States of America charged Daniel Espinosa-Rodriguez with illegal reentry into the United States after being deported.
A man who illegally returned to the United States after being deported was sentenced today to six months in federal prison.
Daniel Espinosa-Rodriguez, age 24, a citizen of Mexico illegally present in the United States and residing in Coralville, Iowa, received the prison term after a September 23, 2019, guilty plea to one count of illegal reentry into the United States.
At his earlier guilty plea, Espinosa-Rodriguez admitted he had previously been deported from the United States three times and illegally reentered the United States without the permission of the United States government. Espinosa-Rodriguez was first deported on April 5, 2017, following an arrest for aggravated assault in Texas. Espinosa-Rodriguez was deported a second time on June 10, 2017, following a conviction for illegal entry into the United States which occurred on April 27, 2017, and a conviction for driving while intoxicated which occurred in September 2016. Espinosa-Rodriguez was deported a third time in December 2017 after he illegally entered the United States on June 27, 2017. Espinosa-Rodriguez was convicted of illegal entry into the United States a second time on June 29, 2017, and was sentenced to 180 days’ imprisonment which he served prior to being deported.
On July 31, 2019, Espinosa-Rodriguez and other illegal aliens came to the attention of immigration agents following a traffic stop in Benton County, Iowa.
Espinosa-Rodriguez was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand. Espinosa-Rodriguez was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment. He must also serve a one-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.
Espinosa-Rodriguez is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.
This case was investigated by Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations.
8:1326(a) REENTRY OF DEPORTED ALIENS
Outcome: Defendant committed to BOP for 6 months on Count 1 of the Indictment. Supervised Release 1 year. Special Assessment $100 (remitted)