Mexican National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry
U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that EFREN FLORES-MELCHOR, age 40, a Mexican citizen, was sentenced today after having previously pled guilty to a one-count Indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien.
U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced FLORES-MELCHOR to five months imprisonment followed by one year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Following his incarceration, FLORES-MELCHOR will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.
According to court documents, on or about November 7, 2014, St. Charles Parish deputies arrested FLORES-MELCHOR for Driving While Intoxicated. The deputies then contacted agents of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who discovered that FLORES-MELCHOR was a Mexican national who had been deported from the United States on three previous occasions. Agents also learned that FLORES-MELCHOR had amassed three DWI convictions while he was illegally present in the United States. ICE agents arrested FLORES-MELCHOR and placed an immigration hold on him.
U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Rick Veters is in charge of the prosecution.