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Guatemalan National Pleads Guilty to Illegally Reentry

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

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that VENACIO ORTIZ-LEON age 29, a citizen of Guatemala, pled guilty today to a one-count Bill of Information for illegal reentry of a removed alien.


According to the Bill of Information, on or about June 3, 2017, ORTIZ-LEON was found in the United States after having been officially deported and removed on or about January 27, 2011.


ORTIZ-LEON faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years and a fine of $250,000, one year supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100.00 special assessment. U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier set sentencing for November 16, 2017.


Acting U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration Enforcement in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Irene González is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated September 7, 2017