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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 EDWIN GAMBOA-REYES, age 25, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Indictment charging him with illegal entry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

U.S. District Court Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon sentenced GAMBOA-REYES to time served, which was approximately four months.  GAMBOA-REYES will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. immigration & Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to court documents, GAMBOA-REYES was encountered by law enforcement in Hammond on June 6, 2016.  He had previously been removed from the United States on September 10, 2013.

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

Updated October 27, 2016