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Mexican National Sentenced for Illegal Re-Entry of a Deported Alien Previously Convicted of a Felony

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

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today that FELIPE MARTINEZ-RIVERA, age 50, was sentenced for reentry of a deported alien previously convicted of a felony, in violation of 8 U.S.C. §§ 1326(a) and (b)(1).

According to court documents, FELIPE MARTINEZ-RIVERA reentered the United States after he was previously deported on November 9, 1998. Furthermore, on or about May 18, 2010, the defendant was convicted of illegal possession of less than one gram of cocaine in Harris County Texas – a felony under Texas law.   

U.S. District Court Judge Sarah S, Vance sentenced MARTINEZ-RIVERA to 14 months of imprisonment, 1 year of supervised release, and a mandatory $100 special assessment.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security in investigating this matter.  Assistant U. S. Attorney Irene Gonzalez is in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated July 14, 2021