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Mexican Man Pleads Guilty To Illegal Re-Entry

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that RICARDO SALAZAR-ESQUIVEL, age 30, a native of Mexico, plead guilty Thursday, March 21, 2019 to a one-count indictment, which charged him with illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

According to the indictment, SALAZAR-ESQUIVEL was previously removed from the United States on July 9, 2008. He was later found in the Eastern District of Louisiana on September 16, 2008 and had not received permission from the Attorney General of the United States or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reenter.  He is set to be sentenced on May 2, 2019.

SALAZAR-ESQUIVEL faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 2 years, a fine of $250,000, one year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee.

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 March 25, 2019