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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 3, 2018

Nicaraguan National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry of a Removed Alien

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that PAULO EMILIO OSABAS-MUNGUIA, age 32, a citizen of Nicaragua, pleaded guilty today to a one-count Bill of Information for illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

According to the court documents, OSABAS-MUNGUIA was found in the United States on or about April 18, 2018, after having been previously removed on August 12, 2009.

At sentencing, OSABAS-MUNGUIA faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, a maximum fine of $250,000, a maximum term of supervised release of one year, and a mandatory $100 special assessment. Sentencing is set for September 6, 2018 before United States District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo.

 U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael M. Simpson is in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated August 3, 2018