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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Illegal Alien With Assault Style Shotgun Sentenced To Almost Three Years In Prison

BATON ROUGE, LA - United States Attorney Walt Green announced today that JUAN FLORES-FLORES, also known as Luis Carlos Flores and Luis Carlos Valdez, age 30, of Mexico, was sentenced this morning by Chief U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson to thirty-three (33) months in prison for being an illegal alien in possession of an assault style shotgun.

Today’s sentence stems from a burglary investigation by the Baton Rouge City Police Department on January 11, 2014. While investigating a burglary complaint, the police identified the defendant’s vehicle as matching the description of a vehicle seen in the vicinity of two reported burglaries. Police stopped the vehicle, observed the assault style shotgun in plain view, and arrested the defendant. The shotgun had been reported stolen from a burglarized pawn shop. The defendant, a resident of Mexico, was illegally in the United States, having been previously removed from this country on at least three prior occasions.

U.S. Attorney Green stated: “This office will continue to work with our federal, state, and local partners to remove illegal guns from our streets.”

This matter was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), through their Baton Rouge Enforcement and Removal Operations Office, and the Baton Rouge City Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lyman E. Thornton III.