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Man deported five times is sentenced in Iowa

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A man deported five times is sentenced to federal prison.  47-year-old Manuel Sanchez-Rojas, a Mexican citizen, had been living in Waterloo illegally.  

He pleaded guilty in June to charges of illegal reentry of a removed alien after an aggravated felony conviction.  Sanchez-Rojas admitting to illegally crossing the border after already being deported in 1992, 1997, 2000, 2004, and 2005.

He was arrested in April on theft charges in Waterloo and has been convicted 11 times in the U.S. for charges including assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm, and burglary.

Sanchez-Rojas receiving 37 months in prison.

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