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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

A Waterloo man who was living in the country illegally was sentenced to more than a year in federal prison.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa says 34-year-old Alejandro Paredes-Barradas had been deported back to Mexico in 2007 after three convictions for operating while intoxicated in Iowa, but returned to the country.

Paredes-Barradas was then convicted of possession of fictitious identification documents in 2012.

The court says then, on May 1, 2013, Paredes-Barradas used an alias name, fraudulent Social Security card and account number to apply for work. They say he also claimed to be a U.S. citizen on the Immigration Form I-9.

Paredes-Barradas was sentenced to 16 months in prison on Tuesday after pleading guilty on April 24 to one count of unlawful use of an identification document, one count of misuse of a Social Security number, one count of making a false claim to U.S. citizenship and one count of illegally reentering the United States after having been deported after a felony conviction.

Paredes-Barradas was convicted in state court of one count of threatening to use explosive or incendiary device, one count of assault domestic abuse causing injury and one count of reckless use of fire on March 5.

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