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Mexican Man Charged With Being Illegal Alien in Possession of a Firearm

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that ANTONIO OSORIO DIAZ, age 41, a native of Mexico, was charged Thursday, February 21, 2019 in a one-count indictment with illegal alien in possession of a firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(5)(A).

According to the indictment, DIAZ was an illegal alien in possession of a firearm on February 3, 2019 who was found in the Eastern District of Louisiana.  He is an illegal alien from Mexico and has never been previously deported.  The indictment alleges he illegally possessed a Ruger. 45 caliber semi-automatic pistol.

If convicted, DIAZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years, a fine of $250,000, and three years of supervised release and a $100.00 special assessment fee.

U.S. Attorney Strasser reiterated that an indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Carter K.D. Guice, Jr. is in charge of the prosecution.


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Updated February 26, 2019

Firearms Offenses