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Guatemalan National Pleaded Guilty To Illegal Re-Entry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser announced that on August 1, 2019 ISAIAS MENDOZA-AILON, age 24, pleaded guilty to a one-count bill of information for illegal reentry of a removed alien in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a) and was sentenced thereafter.

According to the bill of information, ISAIAS MENDOZA-AILON (“MENDOZA-AILON”), re-entered the United States after being previously deported on October 3, 2018.   

MENDOZA-AILON faced 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.  MENDOZA-AILON was sentenced to be imprisoned for a term of 6 months and then would be transferred to United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation.  

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security in investigating this matter.  Assistant U. S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated August 5, 2019