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Mexican National Pleads Guilty To Illegally Reentry

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

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