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Guatemalan National Pleads Guilty and Is Sentenced For Illegal Re-Entry

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

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser announced day that CARLOS HUMBERTO CARRETO-ROMERO, age 29, 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) on August 13, 2019, and was sentenced that same day.

After accepting CARRETO’S guilty plea, Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced CARRETO to time served and the payment of a $100 special assessment fee. CARRETO was then transferred to the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency for deportation.  

According to court documents signed by the defendants and filed in open court, CARRETO admitted to being a citizen of Guatemala, and being in the United States illegally.  He further admitted re-entering the United States after being deported on August 8, 2008.   

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 19, 2019