Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that MOISES ESQUIVEL-RIOS, age 34, a citizen of Mexico, pled guilty today to a one-count Indictment charging him with illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of 8 U.S.C. ' 1326(a).
According to the court documents, ESQUIVEL-RIOS reentered the United States on or about March 16, 2017, after having been previously removed on December 24, 2011.
ESQUIVEL-RIOS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of twenty years, a maximum fine of $250,000, a maximum term of supervised release of three years, and a mandatory $100 special assessment. U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo has set sentencing for May 25, 2017.
Acting U.S. Attorney Evans 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.