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Two former restaurant employees sentenced

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Two former employees of a Martinez Mexican restaurant were sentenced Thursday in connection with receiving stolen electronics that were allegedly sold from the restaurant.

The men were two of seven charged in connection to burglaries in three counties and the sale of stolen electronics from Monterrey's at 4108 Washington Road.

Daniel Arroyo Lopez, 28, and Abel Martinez Martinez, 27, pleaded guilty to criminal attempt to commit theft by receiving stolen property at a sentencing hearing in Evans.

Superior Court Judge Michael Annis sentenced Lopez, of Springhouse Lane in Augusta, to the seven months he has spent in the Columbia County Detention Center since his February arrest. Because he is an illegal immigrant, Lopez will be transported to a U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement hearing in Atlanta, then deported back to Mexico.

Martinez, also in the country illegally, was sentenced to two years on probation and a $1,000 fine. He is currently working to become a naturalized citizen.

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drivenslow
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drivenslow 09/01/11 - 01:39 pm
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longtime friends so i guess
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longtime friends so i guess he was still illegal the firsat time he got in trouble but nothing was done about that either

raul
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raul 09/01/11 - 01:56 pm
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And they are not deporting

And they are not deporting Martinez? Why not?

EMS6465
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EMS6465 09/01/11 - 03:38 pm
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Why deport them, them will be

Why deport them, them will be back across our border within a week of arriving back in Mexico. And also will have a new name and social security number.

GaStang22
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GaStang22 09/01/11 - 04:07 pm
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So break the law entering the
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So break the law entering the country, commit more crimes and you are forgiven and allowed to become a citizen. Sickening. Thanks bleeding hearts, I wish there was a way you and your property were the only ones victimized by these losers you defend!!!!

david jennings
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david jennings 09/01/11 - 07:33 pm
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The current administration

The current administration needs these votes,about 11,000,000 of them

nothin2show4it
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nothin2show4it 09/01/11 - 09:04 pm
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If a person wants to come
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If a person wants to come into the US legally they will be treated like a criminal by the US Embassy. It is the one place where a person is guilty until they prove themselves innocent. The Department of State have control over these matters and they are the supreme authority. No one has a right to question them. If a person tries to use a Senator or a Congressman to cut through an issue they are politely told to mind their own business. So I can understand why there are so many illegals here. it is easy to come here illegally but the good people who want to do things the legal way have little chance of ever making it here.

dougk
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dougk 09/01/11 - 10:13 pm
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Daniel Lopez was always good
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Daniel Lopez was always good to me. I'm sorry to see him go. I'm surprised he got caught up in all this illegal stuff.

OhWell
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OhWell 09/01/11 - 10:33 pm
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How would Judge Annis feel if

How would Judge Annis feel if it were his electronics stolen? Judge Overstreet served justice to someone with his laptop!

psholder
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psholder 09/02/11 - 09:14 am
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Gastang22 - since when is

Gastang22 - since when is probation or any other punishment considered "forgiven"?

sand gnat
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sand gnat 09/02/11 - 12:25 pm
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Every victim should file a

Every victim should file a civil suit for financial recovery from each of these criminals.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 09/02/11 - 09:45 pm
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I agree with sand gnat.

I agree with sand gnat.

albertoli
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albertoli 09/05/11 - 11:30 pm
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so a now convicted felon gets

so a now convicted felon gets to continue with the process of becoming a legal citizen. he should have lost the privilege upon his conviction. we have enough legal criminals already.

CoastalDawg
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CoastalDawg 09/06/11 - 01:40 pm
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"The Department of State have

"The Department of State have control over these matters and they are the supreme authority." Another perfect example of government gone wild - we have absolutely NO say so in things that affect all of us because rogue governmental departments, which might well be unconstitutional in the first place, do their own thing with no one to whom they are responsible. But to allow what is now a convicted criminal to continue on his path toward becoming a citizen is ludicrous at best.

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