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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mexican National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JUAN CARLOS SALAZAR-GARCIA, age 34, a citizen of Mexico, pled guilty today to a one-count Bill of Information for illegal reentry of removed alien.

According to the Bill of Information, on or about November 20, 2014, SALAZAR-GARCIA was found in the United States after having been officially deported and removed on or about February 7, 2014.

SALAZAR-GARCIA faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years and a fine of $250,000, or the greater of twice the gross gain to the defendant, one year supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment.   U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman set sentencing for April 8, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Border Patrol in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Irene González is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated January 28, 2015