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

Friday, February 9, 2018

Mexican National Sentenced to 37 Months for Immigration Offense

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that LUIS CHAVEZ-LOPEZ, age 31, a native of Mexico, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien.

United States District Court Judge Susie Morgan sentenced CHAVEZ-LOPEZ to 37 months imprisonment followed by two years of supervised release.  According to court documents, CHAVEZ-LOPEZ was previously removed from the United States on February 5, 2015.  He was found in the Eastern District of Louisiana on May 3, 2017, without permission from the Attorney General of the United States or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reenter the country. 

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney David Howard Sinkman is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated February 9, 2018