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

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Guatemalan National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that FERNANDO PEREZ-YOK, age 26, a citizen of Guatemala, pleaded guilty to a one-count bill of information with illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of 8 U.S.C. ' 1326(a).

According to the bill of information, FERNANDO PEREZ-YOK reentered the United States on or about March 8, 2018, after having been previously removed therefrom on or about May 29, 2012.

If convicted, FERNANDO PEREZ-YOK faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, a fine of up to $250,000.00, one year supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment.  U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier set sentencing for August 2, 2018.

The United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement in investigated this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Irene González is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated June 14, 2018