Mexican national sentenced to more than 3-years in prison


February 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

U-S Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt said today (Wednesday), a Mexican citizen, Luis Conde-Alcala, was sentenced Tuesday to 40-months in prison, for being an illegal alien found in the United States after deportation, without proper consent. In handing down the sentence in Council Bluffs, U-S District Judge John Jarvey also ordered Conde-Alcala to serve a three-year term of supervised release, following his incarceration. Conde-Alcala pled guilty to being in the U-S illegally, on May 5th, 2011.

Immigration officials found the man in the Pottawattamie County Jail, on September 8th, 2010, awaiting disposition on a state criminal charge. A check of immigration records showed he had been deported from the U-S on several occasions prior to being found in the Pott. County Jail, with the last time being on September 4th, 2008. The records also revealed Conde-Alcala had not applied for readmission from the Department of Homeland Security, as required.

The investigation was conducted by the U-S Department of Homeland Security, officials with ICE, and prosecuted by the U-S Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.