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

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Mexican National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that JOEL MADRIGAL-SANCHEZ, age 20, a citizen of Mexico, pleaded guilty to a one-count bill of information alleging illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 8 United States Code, Section 1326(a).

According to the bill of information, JOEL MADRIGAL-SANCHEZ reentered the United States on or about March 8, 2018, after having been previously removed therefrom on or about December 8, 2015.

JOEL MADRIGAL-SANCHEZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, a fine of up to $250,000.00, one year of supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment.  U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon set sentencing for September 13, 2018.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Irene González is in charge of the prosecution.


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Updated July 19, 2018