A Mexico resident accused of illegally re-entering the U.S. after previously being deported was sentenced to prison Friday.

Illegal immigrant sentenced in federal court

Tahlequah Daily Press
April 16, 2012
Staff Writer

Mario Galvan-Guzman, 37, faces 41 months in a federal prison, followed by 24 months of supervised release, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

An indictment alleges Galvan-Guzman was found in the U.S. on July 11, 2011, after he’d been removed from the country on June 21, 2010, at or near Del Rio, Texas. Galvan-Guzman did not obtain consent of the attorney general or secretary of Homeland Security to reapply for admission into the U.S.

Charges against Galvan-Guzman were a result of an investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Tahlequah Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations. He was indicted last September and pleaded guilty in October 2011.

Galvan-Guzman is in the custody of the U.S. Marshal Service pending transportation to a federal prison, where he’ll serve his sentence with no chance of parole, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

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