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Mexican Man Sentenced For Immigration Offense

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that GERARDO TEJEDA-QUIROZ, age 33, a native of Mexico, was sentenced Wednesday, May 8, 2019 on a one-count indictment for illegal entry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

United States District Court Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon sentenced TEJEDA to time served in prison, followed by 2 years 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, the defendant had been previously removed from the United States on April 24, 2009, and then reentered the United States without permission.

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


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Updated May 10, 2019