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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Cristian Edgardo Mejia-diaz Sentenced For Illegal Reentry

CRISTIAN EDGARDO MEJIA-DIAZ, age 26, a citizen of El Salvador, was sentenced today to approximately five months imprisonment by U. S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown, announced U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.  In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Brown ordered that MEJIA-DIAZ 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 10, 2013, MEJIA-DIAZ pled guilty to a one-count indictment admitting he was an alien who was previously removed and was knowingly and unlawfully found on November 13, 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, Enforcement and Removal Operations with the assistance of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.  The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Robert Weir.