Illegal Alien Charged with Multiple Felonies

I should ad, previously deported to the title as well.  Do we really need to import criminals from Mexico?

MADISON, Wis. – A previously deported Mexican national was indicted Wednesday on federal immigration, drug and gun-related charges.

This indictment resulted from an investigation conducted by the following agencies: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Jorge L. Gamez Nieto, 30, who resided in Fort Atkinson, Wis., was charged Jan. 29 with illegally re-entering the United States after having been previously deported, which is a felony. He was also charged with being an illegal alien unlawfully possessing a firearm, possessing 500 grams or more of cocaine with intent to distribute, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The indictment alleges that he possessed the cocaine and a 9mm pistol Jan. 8.

If convicted, Gamez Nieto faces up to two years in federal prison for illegal re-entry, up to 10 years for possessing a firearm, and a minimum of five years and up to 40 years for possessing cocaine with intent to distribute. Possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years and up to life in federal prison, which would be served consecutively to any penalty imposed for the drug offenses.

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