Skip to comments.Prosecutors in Mobile argue immigrant's prior deportation
Posted on 11/19/2012 1:31:04 PM PST by moonshinner_09
Prosecutors in Mobile argue immigrant's prior deportation warrants jail, but judge says time served. MOBILE, Alabama - An illegal immigrant from Mexico who admitted to using fraudulently obtained identification to work for a manufacturer in Satsuma received the same time served sentence this morning that three of his co-workers got.
Federal prosecutors argued that Jose Angel Cortez-Aguilar deserved somewhat harsher punishment - three months in jail - because he was the only one of the four who previously had been deported from the United States.
This individual is not similarly situated, Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Bodnar said.
But Chief U.S. District Judge William Steele disagreed.
I dont see any reason to give you anything less than a low-end guideline sentence, he said.
Cortez-Aguilar, 27, will not be incarcerated any more than the three weeks he was in jail after his arrest earlier this year. He does, however, face likely deportation to Mexico. If for some reason, immigration officials do not deport the defendant, he will be supervised by the U.S. Probation Office for three years, Steele ruled.
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