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

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Mexican National Guilty of Immigration Offense

United States Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that RIGO PACHECO-RODRIGUEZ, age 25, a Mexican citizen who was illegally in the United States, was sentenced yesterday after previously pleading guilty to 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 Jay C. Zainey sentenced PACHECO-RODRIGUEZ to time served, followed by 1 year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee.

According to court documents, on July 6, 2014, PACHECO-RODRIGUEZ was found in the United States after having been officially deported and removed on May 19, 2014.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Customs Enforcement in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Jon Maestri is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated November 26, 2014