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

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Mexican National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Re-Entry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that FAUSTINO JUAREZ-CASTILLO, age 31, plead guilty today a one-count Indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

According to the court documents, JUAREZ-CASTILLO was previously removed from the United States on October 28, 2011.  JUAREZ-CASTILLO was found in the Eastern District of Louisiana on August 2, 2016, and had not received permission from the Attorney General of the United States or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reenter. 

JUAREZ-CASTILLO faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, a maximum fine of $250,000, a maximum term of supervised release of one year, and a mandatory $100 special assessment.  U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman set sentencing on January 18, 2017.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.


Updated September 21, 2016