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

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Mexican National Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing a Firearm

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ALBERTO GONZALEZ-MORALES, age 40, a citizen of Mexico, pled guilty today to possession of a handgun by a person illegally present in the United States, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(5)(A).

According to the court documents, on or about March 15, 2016, GONZALEZ-MORALES, an alien present illegally in the United States, was found in possession of a firearm. 

GONZALEZ-MORALES faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years, a fine of $250,000, three years supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment.   U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan set sentencing for November 2, 2016.                                  

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

Updated July 27, 2016