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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Northern District of Indiana

For Immediate Release

April 12, 2013

David Capp, United States Attorney

Contact: Mary Hatton, Public Information Officer
(219) 937-5603

Illegal Alien Sentenced in Firearms Case

South Bend, Indiana — United States Attorney David Capp announced the following:

Efrain Castenada, 31, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced by District Judge Jon DeGuilio to 151 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offenses of possession of a firearm by an illegal alien and unlawful hostage taking/detention. According to documents filed by the government in this case, Castenada used a firearm to threaten to kill his wife, and taking her and two children hostage. This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.