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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 1, 2015

Guatemalan National Charged with Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that SERGIO TULIO VARGAS-VARGAS, age 25, a citizen of Guatemala, was charged today in a one-count Indictment with illegal reentry of a removed alien.

According to the Indictment, VARGAS-VARGAS reentered the United States after having been previously deported on October 25, 2012.  If convicted, VARGAS-VARGAS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, a maximum fine of $250,000, a maximum term of supervised release of one year, and a mandatory $100 special assessment.

U. S. Attorney Polite reiterated that an Indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.

Sergio Tulio Vargas-Vargas Indictment

Updated September 2, 2015