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PEDRO FERNANDEZ-GARCIA SENTENCED FOR ILLEGAL REENTRY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2013

PEDRO FERNANDEZ-GARCIA, age 40, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today in federal court by U. S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance, announced U. S. Attorney Dana Boente.  FERNANDEZ was sentenced to six months imprisonment.  In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Vance ordered that FERNANDEZ be placed on three 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 supervised release.

According to court documents, on February 5, 2013, FERNANDEZ pled guilty to a one-count indictment admitting he was an alien who was previously removed and was knowingly and unlawfully found in the United States, in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana on December 5, 2012, 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.  FERNANDEZ’s sentence was subject to enhancement based on a previous felony conviction.

This case was investigated by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations.  The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Robert Weir.

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