ALIEN SENTENCED FOR ILLEGAL RE-ENTRY
ALFONSO VALENZUELA-RODRIGUEZ, age 27, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today in federal court by U. S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo to eighteen (18) months imprisonment, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Milazzo ordered that VALENZUELA be placed on one (1) year 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 January 26, 2012, VALENZUELA 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 Lafourche 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. VALENZUELA’s sentence was subject to an enhancement based on three previous misdemeanor convictions involving crimes against the person.
The case was investigated by U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations. The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorneys Joe La Rocca and Robert Weir.
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