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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Mexican National Pleads Guilty to Illegally Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JOEL CANUL-CAUICH, age 26, a citizen of Mexico, pled guilty today to a one-count Bill of Information for illegal reentry of removed alien.

According to the Bill of Information, on or about January 20, 2015, CANUL-CAUICH was found in the United States after having been officially deported and removed on or about April 20, 2010.

CANUL-CAUICH 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 Lance M. Africk set sentencing for April 16, 2015.

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

Updated September 2, 2015