U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that FAUSTINO JUAREZ-CASTILLO, age 32, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty one-count Indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a).
U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman sentenced JUAREZ-CASTILLO to 14 months incarceration, to be followed by one year of supervised release. Following completion of his sentence, JUAREZ-CASTILLO will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.
According to the court documents, JUAREZ-CASTILLO was previously removed from the United States on October 28, 2011. JUAREZ-CASTILLO was found in the Eastern District of Louisiana on August 2, 2016, and had not received permission from the Attorney General of the United States or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reenter.
U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis was in charge of the prosecution.