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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Carlos Alberto Aguilar Pleads Guilty To Illegal Reentry

CARLOS ALBERTO AGUILAR, age 40, a citizen of Honduras pled guilty in federal court today before U. S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman to a one-count indictment charging him with illegal re-entry of a removed alien, announced U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.

According to court documents, AGUILAR admitted to being an alien who had previously been removed from the United States, was found in the United States, in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana on December 18, 2012, without having obtained consent from the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reapply for admission to the United States.

The indictment charging AGUILAR with illegal reentry also included a notice of sentencing enhancement based on his prior felony conviction.  With the enhancement, the charge carries a maximum statutory penalty of ten (10) years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, and three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.  Sentencing for the defendant is scheduled for August 7, 2013 at 1:30 P.M.

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement with the assistance of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.  The prosecution is being handled by Special Assistant United States Attorney Robert Weir.

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