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Mexican National Pleads Guilty To Illegal Reentry

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

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that RIGOBERTO FRANQUIS-HERNANDEZ, age 35, a citizen of Mexico, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a one-count bill of information with illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of 8 U.S.C. ' 1326(a) on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in the court of U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo.

According to the bill of information, RIGOBERTO FRANQUIS-HERNANDEZ reentered the United States on or about May 16, 2019, after having been previously removed therefrom on or about January 25, 2014.

RIGOBERTO FRANQUIS-HERNANDEZ faced a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, a fine of up to $250,000.00, one year supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment.  RIGOBERTO FRANQUIS-HERNANDEZ was sentenced to be imprisoned for a total term of time served, pay a $100.00 special assessment fee and was transferred to the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation.

The United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement in investigated this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Irene González is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated July 19, 2019