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Former MS-13 gang member receives 18-month sentence after July escape

Marlon Danilo Rivas-Mendez
Marlon Danilo Rivas-Mendez, a former MS-13 gang member, was sentenced in federal court Friday to 18 months in prison for assaulting and impeding a transportation officer for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Rivas-Mendez, 28, was being transported from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center to an ICE facility for deportation on July 3. During the transport along the Dulles Greenway, Rivas-Mendez complained repeatedly that his handcuffs were too tight, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. When the officer tried to help him, Rivas-Mendez struck the officer in the chest and neck and then fled.

A short manhunt ensued before Rivas-Mendez was taken back into custody.

Rivas-Mendez had previously been deported to El Salvador five times and had recently been found in Loudoun County after having again re-entered the United States illegally.


18 months and then deportation.  So he’ll be back in Loudoun in 18.5 months.

I am sure AG Mark Herring can’t wait to give this guy in-state tuition and then amnesty so he can vote for Herring in November.  So many future criminals, I mean voters, in the eyes of Herring and Northam.

Has a Sideshow Bob joke already been made? It has? I’ll see myself out

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