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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 10, 2013

Jose Marco Aguilar Indicted For Illegal Reentry

JOSE MARCO AGUILAR, age 42, a citizen of Mexico, was charged in a one-count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury today with illegal reentry by an alien previously removed, announced U. S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.

According to the indictment, on or about April 30, 2013, AGUILAR, an alien who had previously been removed from the United States, was found in the United States, within the Eastern District of Louisiana, without having obtained consent from the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reapply for admission to the United States.

If convicted, AGUILAR, who was convicted of an aggravated felony prior to his previous removal, faces a maximum term of imprisonment of twenty years, a fine of $250,000 and three  years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

U. S. Attorney Boente reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case was investigated by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations (ICE) and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.  The pprosecution is being handled by Special Assistant United States Attorney Robert Weir.

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