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Press Release

Mexican National Sentenced for Immigration Offense

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that APOLINAR MONJE-SANCHEZ, age 42, a native of Mexico, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count indictment for illegal entry of a removed alien.

U.S. District Court Judge Susie Morgan sentenced MONJE-SANCHEZ to time served, which was five months. MONJE-SANCHEZ will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to court documents, the defendant was encountered by federal agents at the Union Passenger Terminal in New Orleans on October 1, 2014.  MONJE-SANCHEZ had previously been removed from the United States on April 29, 2010.

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

Updated May 8, 2015