ALIEN PLEADS GUILTY TO ILLEGAL RE-ENTRY
ANDRES PEREZ-BUSTILLO, age 42, a citizen of Mexico, pled guilty in federal court yesterday before U. S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle to a one-count indictment charging him with illegal re-entry by a removed alien, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.
According to the factual basis, on August 24, 2011, BUSTILLO, an alien who had previously been removed from the United States, was knowingly and unlawfully found in the United States in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana without the Attorney General or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security having expressly consented to his re-application for admission into the United States.
The indictment charging BUSTILLO with one count of re-entry by a removed alien also included a notice of sentencing enhancement based on BUSTILLO’s prior aggravated felony conviction. With the enhancement, the single count carries a maximum statutory penalty of twenty (20) years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, and three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. Sentencing has been scheduled for January 11, 2012 at 2:00 P.M.
The case was investigated by U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations.
The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U. S. Attorney Joe La Rocca.
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