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ALIEN INDICTED FOR ILLEGAL RE-ENTRY AND TWO ILLEGAL ALIENS SENTENCED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, 2010

LEONEL GONZALEZ-CASTILLO, age 29, a resident of Mexico, was charged yesterday in a one-count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury for illegal re-entry by an alien previously removed, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.

The indictment alleges that on approximately February 17, 2010, GONZALEZ was an alien who had previously been deported and was found in Orleans Parish without obtaining the proper consent. It is also alleged that the defendant has a previous felony conviction. If convicted, GONZALEZ faces a possible maximum sentence of ten (10) years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000.00 and three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. U. S. Attorney Letten reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

In the second case, WENSESLAO MARTINEZ-JIMENEZ, age 43, a resident of Honduras, was sentenced yesterday in federal court by U. S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon to forty-one (41) months imprisonment, and ordered to serve three (3) 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 his supervised release. According to court documents, on November 16, 2009, MARTINEZ pled guilty to one count of an indictment admitting he was an alien who was previously removed and was knowingly and unlawfully found in the United States in Orleans Parish, Louisiana without the proper consent. MARTINEZ’s sentence was subject to an enhancement based on a previous aggravated felony conviction.

In the last case, ROMAN ALEXANDER POSADAS-MARTINEZ, age 31, a resident of Honduras, was sentenced yesterday in federal court by U. S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier to six (6) months imprisonment. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Barbier ordered that POSADAS be placed on two (2) 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 his supervised release. According to court documents, on December 3, 2009, POSADAS pled guilty to one count of an indictment admitting he was an alien who was previously removed and was knowingly and unlawfully found in the United States in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana without the proper consent. POSADAS’s sentence was subject to an enhancement based on a previous felony conviction.

These cases were investigated by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Robert Weir.

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