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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Mexican Man Sentenced for Immigration Offense

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced thatJOSE LUIS MEZA-LOPEZ, age 52, a native of Mexico, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count bill of information for illegal reentry of a removed alien.

United States District Court Judge Sarah Vance sentenced MEZA-LOPEZ to time served followed by 1 year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee. The defendant will be surrendered to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to court documents, on May 30, 2018, MEZA-LOPEZ was found in the United States after having been previously removed from the United States on July 20, 2012.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney G. Dall Kammer, Supervisor of the General Crimes Unit, is in charge of the prosecution.

 

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Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated December 12, 2018