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Press Release

Mexican National Guilty of Immigration Offense

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

United States Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that APOLINAR MONJE-SANCHEZ, age 42, a native of Mexico, pled guilty today to a one-count indictment for illegal entry of a removed alien.

According to court documents, on October 1, 2014, MONJE-SANCHEZ was found in the United States after having been previously removed from the United States on April 29, 2010.

MONJE-SANCHEZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, as well as a fine of $250,000.  U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan set sentencing for April 8, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Jon Maestri is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated December 17, 2014