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

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Guatemalan National Pleads Guilty To Illegal Reentry

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that JORGE AGUILAR-PEREZ, age 25, a citizen of Guatemala, pleaded guilty Tuesday, March 26, 2019 to a one-count bill of information charging him with illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of 8 U.S.C. ' 1326(a).

According to the bill of information, JORGE AGUILAR-PEREZ reentered the United States on or about December 20, 2018, after having been previously removed therefrom on or about May 25, 2006.

If convicted, JORGE AGUILAR-PEREZ 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 Nannette Jolivette Brown set sentencing for May 2, 2019.

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 March 28, 2019