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Guatemalan man busted for crimes in Iowa and Minnesota sentenced to prison for illegal re-entry into USA

SIOUX CITY – A man who illegally re-entered the United States from Guatemala and committed crimes in Iowa and Minnesota was sentenced June 27, 2022, to more than 1 year in federal prison.

Alfredo Anibal Martin-Martin, age 24, from Guatemala, received the prison term after an April 12, 2022, guilty plea to one count of illegal re-entry.

At the guilty plea, Martin-Martin admitted to illegally re-entering the United States after a January 2018, deportation to Guatemala. On December 29, 2021, he was arrested in Sioux County for OWI, interference with official acts–bodily injury, and neglect or abandonment of a dependent person. Martin-Martin also has prior convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol and criminal vehicular operation–bodily injury in 2017 from Nobles County, Minnesota.

Martin-Martin was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand. Martin-Martin was sentenced to 14 months’ imprisonment. He must also serve a 1-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

Martin-Martin 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 Kevin C. Fletcher and investigated by Enforcement and Removal Office of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau.

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