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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Mexican National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JOEL CANUL-CAUICH, age 26, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Bill of Information for illegal reentry of a removed alien.

U.S. District Judge Lance M. Africk sentenced CANUL-CAUICH to time served and a $100 special assessment.   CANUL-CAUICH will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to court documents, on or about January 20, 2015, CANUL-CAUICH was found in the United States after having been officially deported and removed on or about April 20, 2010.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Customs and Border Protection in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Irene González was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated April 17, 2015