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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 8, 2013

Carlos Alberto Aguilar Sentenced For Illegal Reentry

CARLOS ALBERTO AGUILAR, age 40, a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced yesterday by U. S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman to 10 months imprisonment, announced U.S. Attorney Dana Boente.  In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Feldman ordered that AGUILAR be placed on three years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of supervised release.

According to court documents, on April 17, 2013, AGUILAR pled guilty to a one-count indictment admitting he was an alien who was previously removed and was knowingly and unlawfully found in the United States, in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana on December 18, 2012, without the Attorney General or Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, having expressly consented to his re-application for admission into the United States.  AGUILAR’s sentence was subject to enhancement based on a previous felony conviction.

This case was investigated by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Enforcement and Removal Operations and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.  The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Robert Weir.