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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Honduran National Pleads Guilty to being an Illegal Alien in Possession of a Firearm

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JORGE EDUARDO VALLEJO, age 37, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty today to a one-count Indictment charging him with violations of the Federal Gun Control Act.

According to the Indictment, on or about July 12, 2014, VALLEJO, an alien illegally in the United States, was found in possession of a SCCY, Model CPX-2, 9mm semi-automatic pistol. 

VALLEJO faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years, a fine of $250,000, three years supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment.  U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown set sentencing for January 12, 2017.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Homeland Security Investigations of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated September 22, 2016