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ILLEGAL ALIENS SENTENCED IN FEDERAL COURT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2010

Two illegal aliens charged separately were sentenced in federal court today before U. S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt to enhanced prison sentences, announced U. S Attorney Jim Letten.

In the first case, GREGORIO GOMEZ, age 30, a resident of Mexico, was sentenced today to seventy-one (71) months imprisonment. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Engelhardt ordered that GOMEZ 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. Judge Engelhardt also ordered that GOMEZ pay a $2,000.00 fine to the United States.

According to court documents, on January 6, 2010, GOMEZ 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 Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana without the proper consent. GOMEZ’s sentence was subject to an enhancement based on a previous aggravated felony conviction.

In the second case, JOSE LUIS SANCHEZ-TINAJERO, age 32, a resident of Mexico, was sentenced to fifty-one (51) months imprisonment. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Engelhardt ordered that SANCHEZ be placed on 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. Judge Engelhardt also ordered that SANCHEZ pay a $2,500.00 fine to the United States.

According to court documents, on March 10, 2010, SANCHEZ 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. SANCHEZ’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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