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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 23, 2015

Mexican National Pleads Guilty To Illegally Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that MIGUEL ANGEL LOPEZ-HERNANDEZ, age 23, a citizen of Mexico, pled guilty yesterday to a one-count Indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien.

According to the Indictment, on or about October 26, 2014, LOPEZ-HERNANDEZ was found in the United States after having been officially deported and removed on or about May 9, 2011.

LOPEZ-HERNANDEZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years and a fine of $250,000, one year supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment.   U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo set sentencing for March 26, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Custom Enforcement and Removal in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Rick Veters is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated January 23, 2015