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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 19, 2018

El Salvadoran Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that MILTON OMAR SANCHEZ, age 43, a native of El Salvador, pled guilty yesterday to a one-count Indictment charging him with illegal reentry of a removed alien.

According to the court documents, SANCHEZ was previously removed from the United States on July 13, 2004. He was later found in the Eastern District of Louisiana on September 13, 2017, and had not received permission from the Attorney General of the United States or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reenter.

SANCHEZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of twenty years, a fine of $250,000, three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee.  U.S. District Court Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle set sentencing for July 18, 2018.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Jon Maestri is in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated April 19, 2018