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ALIEN SENTENCED FOR ILLEGAL RE-ENTRY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 28, 2010

WILFREDO RIASCOS-RIVAS, age 49, a resident of Colombia, was sentenced yesterday in federal court by U. S. District Judge Lance M. Africk to forty-six (46) months imprisonment, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Africk ordered that RIASCOS 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 February 18, 2010, RIASCOS 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 Attorney General or Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, having expressly consented to his re-application for admission into the United States. RIASCOS’s sentence was subject to an enhancement based on a previous aggravated felony conviction.

The case was 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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