Mexican citizen sentenced to 5 months for illegally entering the U.S. | Crime
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The United State Attorney's Office announced Tuesday that a Mexican citizen was sentenced for illegally entering the U.S.
Alejandro Cruz-Guzman was sentenced to five months on one felony count of re-entry into the U.S. without permission of the Attorney General. He appeared before U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr.
On March 12 Cape Girardeau police arrested Cruz-Guzman for the misdemeanors of resisting a lawful stop and driving while intoxicated in the City of Cape Girardeau. On March 21, he pleaded guilty to the charges in the Circuit Court of Cape Girardeau County. According to the Attorney's Office, Cruz-Guzman was born in the country of Mexico on April 22, 1980, and was an alien illegally present in the U.S. on March 12. Cruz-Guzman had previously been removed from the U.S. to Mexico on Jan. 21 from the port of Paso Del Norte Bridge in Texas.
This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul W. Hahn handled the prosecution for the government.
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