Illegal Immigrant with Lengthy Criminal History Sentenced in Louisiana to Federal Prison

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Illegal Immigrant with Lengthy Criminal History Sentenced to Federal Prison

Published June 10, 2021

A Honduran man has been sentenced in Louisiana to federal prison for illegal re-entry after being removed from the United States on ten prior occasions.

From the Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Louisiana. – Jose Angel Lopez Valdivierzo, 36, a citizen of Honduras who was living in Bossier City, Louisiana, has been sentenced for illegal re-entry by a removed alien, Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced. United States District Judge Donald E. Walter sentenced Valdivierzo to 15 months in prison.

Valdivierzo was stopped by Bossier City Police officers for a traffic violation on October 26, 2020, and found to be in possession of a controlled substance. Valdivierzo has been removed from the United States on ten prior occasions, specifically on the following dates: June 11, 2008; August 15, 2008; October 31, 2008; January 29, 2009; March 18, 2011; October 20, 2011; January 13, 2014; April 25, 2014; February 20, 2015; and March 22, 2017.

His prior federal convictions are for improper entry by an alien (2011) and illegal re-entry by a removed alien (2013 and 2016). Valdivierzo also has prior misdemeanor convictions in Texas for theft (2013) and assault causing bodily injury to a family member (2015).

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Bossier City Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica D. Cassidy prosecuted the case.

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