LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A Mexican national, who had been previously lawfully deported seven times, was sentenced to more than four years in prison for illegally returning to the United States, announced U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich of the District of Nevada.
Josue Garcia-Rodriguez, also known as “Juan Pablo Mungia-Garcia” and “Josue Garcia Chapo,” 25, of Mexico, was sentenced to 51 months in prison by U.S. District Judge James C. Mahan. In addition, the Court ordered the term of imprisonment to run consecutively to an eight month sentence for supervised release violations: illegally reentering the United States and arrest for drug and gun charges in Henderson, Nevada. Garcia-Rodriguez previously pleaded guilty to one count of being a deported alien found in the United States.
According to court documents, from June 2012 to December 2018, Garcia-Rodriguez — a two-time convicted felon — was deported seven times from the United States to Mexico. In June 2019, he illegally reentered and remained in the United States until he was arrested by law enforcement for a possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly Frayn prosecuted the case.