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Press Release

Guatemalan National Sentenced for Illegally Re-entry

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, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Bill of Information charging him with illegal reentry of a removed alien.


U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier sentenced ORTIZ-LEON to time served and a $100 special assessment.  ORTIZ-LEON will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.


According to court documents, 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.


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 was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated November 16, 2017