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Illegal Mexican Sentenced for Possession of a Firearm

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

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that EDUARDO TORRES-GUERRERO, age 24, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Indictment charging him with possession of a firearm by an illegal alien.


U.S. District Judge Lance M. Africk sentenced TORRES-GUERRERO to 16 months imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release. Upon completion of his sentence, TORRES-GUERRERO will be surrendered to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.


According to the court documents, on February 8, 2017, TORRES-GUERRERO was stopped by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Department and discovered to be in possession of a SUW .32 caliber firearm, serial number 145765. TORRES-GUERRERO illegally entered the United States prior to February 8, 2017, and had no pending status adjustments with the Citizenship and Immigration Services.


Acting U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Emily K. Greenfield was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated September 7, 2017

Firearms Offenses