Guatemalan Man Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Reentering the United States After Being Deported | USAO-NDIA

A man who illegally returned to the United States after being deported was sentenced yesterday to over three months in federal prison.

Juan Carlos Cabrera-Carreto, age 45, a citizen of Guatemala illegally present in the United States and residing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison term after a guilty plea on November 13, 2020, to one count of illegal reentry into the United States.

At the guilty plea, Cabrera-Carreto admitted he had previously been deported from the United States and illegally reentered the United States without the permission of the United States government.  Cabrera-Carreto was deported in September 2005.  Cabrera-Carreto most recently came to the attention of immigration agents following a traffic accident in September 2020.

Cabrera-Carreto was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Cabrera-Carreto was sentenced to 97 days’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a one-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Cabrera-Carreto is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be turned over to immigration officials.

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

Court file information at  The case file number is 20-CR-83.  Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.

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