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Tama Co. man headed to prison for illegally re-entering the U.S.

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - A man who was deported back to Mexico after being convicted of child endangerment and domestic abuse in Tama County in 2010, has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for re-entering the country illegally and unlawfully possessing identity documents.

Luciano Garcia-Corona, 37, pleaded guilty back in November to one count of unlawful re-entry following deportation as an aggravated felon and one count of unlawful possession of identity documents.

Garcia-Corona was deported on December 15, 1999 and then on December 28, 2011. Court officials say he returned to the United States and committed violent crimes each time.

In April 2014, Garcia-Corona was convicted of third degree arson, domestic abuse assault, three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, child endangerment, and identity theft in Tama County and then sentenced.

Garcia-Corona was sentenced earlier this week to 41 months in prison for the unlawful re-entry following deportation and unlawful possession of identity documents charges. There is no parole in the federal system.

At sentencing, Judge Linda Reade said that Garcia-Corona has a violent criminal history, has used numerous aliases, has been given lenient treatment by the state courts, has a history of immigration violations and has a general lack of respect for the law.
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