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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 2, 2013

Carlos Alexander Mejia-saravia Sentenced For Illegal Reentry

CARLOS ALEXANDER MEJIA-SARAVIA, age 34, a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced today in federal court by U.S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan, announced U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.  MEJIA was sentenced to approximately six months imprisonment.  In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Berrigan ordered that MEJIA be placed on one year 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 January 30, 2013, MEJIA pled guilty to a one-count indictment admitting he was an alien who was previously removed and was knowingly and unlawfully found on November 2, 2012, in the United States, in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana 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.                   

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