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Illegal alien nabbed in Iowa sent to federal prison

jailSIOUX CITY – A man who re-entered the United States following a felony conviction was sentenced on November 18, 2014, to 54 months’ imprisonment.

Esteban Fuego-Sanchez, age 42, from Guatemala, received the prison term after an August 15, 2014, guilty plea to one count of illegal re-entry as an aggravated felon.

At the guilty plea, Fuego-Sanchez admitted he had re-entered the United States without permission after being removed from the country on October 2, 2004. On September 28, 1995, Fuego-Sanchez was convicted of theft of property, a felony, in Jefferson County, Arkansas. Fuego-Sanchez came to the attention of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) after he was arrested on June 18, 2014, in Wright County, Iowa for driving without a license.

Fuego-Sanchez was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Fuego-Sanchez was sentenced to 54 months’ imprisonment. He must also serve a 3-year term of supervised release. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. There is no parole in the federal system.

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