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Twice-deported illegal alien from Mexico busted in Waterloo, sent to prison



This news story was published on December 29, 2021.
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CEDAR RAPIDS – A twice-deported illegal alien from Mexico was busted living in Waterloo and sent to federal prison for a year.

Gabriel Marceleno-Lopez, age 29, a citizen of Mexico illegally present in the United States and residing in Waterloo, Iowa, received the prison term after a guilty plea on July 28, 2021, to one count of illegal reentry into the United States after having been deported following a conviction for an aggravated felony.

At the guilty plea, Marceleno-Lopez admitted he had previously been deported from the United States and illegally reentered the United States without the permission of the United States government. Marceleno-Lopez was deported in April 2012 following a February 2012 conviction in the District Court of Ford County, Kansas, in State v. Gabriel Marceleno-Lopez, Case No. 10-CR-579, for aggravated robbery, an aggravated felony. He was deported a second time in March 2017 following a July 2014 felony conviction in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, in United States v. Gabriel Marceleno-Lopez, Case No. 6:14-CR-10032, for illegal reentry after an aggravated felony conviction.

In May 2021, Marceleno-Lopez came to the attention of immigration agents following his arrest for Harassment of a Public Official and Interference with Official Acts in Black Hawk County, Iowa. These charges are still pending in state court.

Marceleno-Lopez was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams. Marceleno-Lopez was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment. He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

Marceleno-Lopez is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel C. Tvedt and investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations.

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