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LUIS BAENA-OLIVARES SENTENCED FOR ILLEGAL REENTRY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2013

LUIS BAENA-OLIVARES, age 52, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced yesterday in federal court by U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey to 37 months imprisonment, announced U. S. Attorney Dana J. Boente. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Zainey ordered that BAENA 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 March 14, 2013, BAENA 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 18, 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. BAENA’s sentence was subject to enhancement based on a previous aggravated felony conviction.

This case was investigated by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Enforcement and Removal Operations and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Robert Weir.

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