SOUTH BEND – Jose Martin Garcia-Escobar (a.k.a. Jose Garcia), age 39, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced before South Bend District Court Robert L. Miller, Jr for illegally re-entering the U.S. after being deported and after being convicted of felony offenses, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.
Garcia was sentenced to 82 months in prison.
According to documents in this case, Garcia had been removed from the U.S. on three separate occasions with the last one being July 14, 2016. He has prior felony offenses of manufacture and delivery of cannabis along with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
This case was investigated by the FBI and was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel R. Gabrielse.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Northern District of Indiana