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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 2, 2018

Mexican Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that JORGE GARCIA-HERNANDEZ, age 33, a native of Mexico, pled guilty today to a one-count Indictment charging him with illegal entry of a removed alien.

According to court documents, GARCIA was previously removed from the United States on April 21, 2012. He was later found in the Eastern District of Louisiana on September 15, 2017, and had not received permission from the Attorney General of the United States or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reenter.

GARCIA faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, a fine of $250,000, one year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee. U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon set sentencing for March 1, 2018.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Jon Maestri is in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated February 2, 2018