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LAZARO CARBAJAL-AVILES PLEADS GUILTY AND SENTENCED FOR ILLEGAL REENTRY

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June 10, 2013

LAZARO CARBAJAL-AVILES, age 41, a citizen of Mexico, pled guilty in federal court today before U.S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan to a one-count indictment charging him with illegal re-entry by a removed alien, announced U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.  Judge Berrigan then sentence CARBAJAL to time served, and ordered that he be placed on three years of supervised upon his release from custody, 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.  CARBAJAL will be transferred to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

According to court documents, CARBAJAL admitted that on or about February 27, 2013, he was an alien who had previously been removed from the United States, was found in the United States, within the Eastern District of Louisiana, without having obtained consent from the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reapply for admission to the United States.

This case was investigated by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations with the assistance of the Louisiana State Police and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.  The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Robert Weir.

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