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Mexican National Pleads Guilty To Immigration Offense

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that MOISES VAZQUEZ-ALVARADO, age 31, a citizen of Mexico, pled guilty today to a one-count Indictment for illegal entry of a removed alien.

According to court documents, VAZQUEZ-ALVARADO was found in the United States on May 16, 2014, after having been previously removed from the United States on July 18, 2007.

VAZQUEZ-ALVARADO faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 2 years, as well as a fine of $250,000. U.S. District Court Judge Carl J. Barbier set sentencing for March 19, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Special Agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Jon Maestri is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated January 8, 2015