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

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mexican National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that NAZARIO HERNANDEZ-MALDONADO, 54, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien.

U.S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan sentenced HERNANDEZ-MALDONADO to time serviced, 1 year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. HERNANDEZ-MALDONADO will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to court documents, on or about January 23, 2015, HERNANDEZ-MALDONADO was found in the United States after having been officially deported and removed on or about August 8, 1998, and on or about July 1, 2000.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Irene González was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated June 17, 2015