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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mexican National Pleads Guilty to Illegally Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JOSE BENJAMIN LOPEZ-AGUILAR, age 23, a citizen of, 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 April 24, 2015, LOPEZ-AGUILAR was found in the United States after having been officially deported and removed on or about October 15, 2014. 

LOPEZ-AGUILAR 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 Helen G. Berrigan set sentencing for August 26, 2015.

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.

Jose Benjamin Lopez-Aguilar Factual Basis.docx (19.6 KB)

Updated June 17, 2015