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Press Release

Mexican National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

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

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that MOISES ESQUIVEL-RIOS, age 34, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Indictment charging him with illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a).


U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo sentenced ESQUIVEL-RIOS to time served. ESQUIVEL-RIOS will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.


According to the court documents, ESQUIVEL-RIOS reentered the United States on or about March 16, 2017, after having been previously removed on December 24, 2011.


Acting U.S. Attorney Evans 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.

Updated May 25, 2017