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September 29, 2010

FAVIAN HERNANDEZ, age 30, a resident of Mexico, was sentenced today in federal court by U. S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt to sixty (60) months imprisonment, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Engelhardt ordered that HERNANDEZ 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 HERNANDEZ pay a $5,000.00 fine to the United States.

According to court documents, on June 9, 2010, HERNANDEZ pled guilty to one count of an indictment admitting he was an alien who was previously removed from the United States and was thereafter knowingly and unlawfully found in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana without the proper consent. HERNANDEZ’s sentence was subject to an enhancement based on a previous 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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