Mexican man faces 5th deportation after plea

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Mexican man will serve two years in federal prison for re-entering the United States illegally then face deportation for the fifth time.

The Tennessean reported that 29-year-old Adin Acosta Lopez also faces a charge of violating supervised release in Texas.

Lopez pleaded guilty on Friday in U.S. District Court in Nashville. A federal grand jury charged him in May 2012 after he was found in the country. Lopez had previously been deported in 2003 for motor vehicle burglary.

Lopez is married and has two daughters, ages 6 and 4. His wife and daughters are legal citizens of the United States and live in Tennessee, but Lopez came to the U.S. at age 15 with his father and never gained citizenship, according to court documents.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 225824841 - local8now.com/a?a=225824841
Gray Television, Inc.