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Guatemalan National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Re-Entry

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JULIO RAYMUNDO-SANTOS, age 41, a citizen of Guatemala, pled guilty to a one-count Indictment that charged him with illegal reentry of a removed alien in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

According to court records, RAYMUNDO-SANTOS was previously removed from the United States on or about April 4, 2014.  RAYMUNDO-SANTOS was later found in the Eastern District of Louisiana on or about May 10, 2016, and had not received permission from the Attorney General of the United States of the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reenter. 

RAYMUNDO-SANTOS 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. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown set sentencing for August 11, 2016

U.S. Attorney Polite 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.

Updated July 14, 2016