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August 27, 2015

Marion Prison Inmate Sentenced to an Additional Two Years for Possessing Weapons

Juan Luevanos-Montiel, 33, an inmate at the United States Penitentiary at Marion, Illinois, was sentenced on August 26, 2015, in United States District Court in Benton to a term of imprisonment of 24 months for possessing two weapons within that facility, announced Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois. Luevanos-Montiel previously pled guilty to an indictment charging him with two counts of possessing a weapon. The offenses were committed at USP-Marion on September 11, 2014.

At the time he possessed the weapons, Luevanos-Montiel, who is an illegal alien from Mexico, was serving a 46 month sentence for reentering the United States after having been deported or removed. The 24 month sentence was imposed consecutively to that sentence.

In addition to the term of imprisonment, Luevanos-Montiel was ordered to pay the United States fines and special assessments totaling $300 and was placed on a three year term of supervised release to follow his incarceration.

Luevanos-Montiel was immediately returned to the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons to resume serving his sentences.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James M. Cutchin.

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