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Press Release

Mexican National Sentenced for Violation of the Federal Gun Control Act

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that OMAR RICO-ALMANZA, age 34, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty a one-count Indictment for violations of the Federal Gun Control Act.

U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier sentenced RICO-ALMANZA to time served, to be followed by one year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Additionally, RICO-ALMANZA will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement for removal proceedings.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Homeland Security Investigations of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated July 7, 2016