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

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Salvadoran National Pleads Guilty to Immigration Offense

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that RENE MARTINEZ-QUIJANO, age 34, a native of El Salvador, pled guilty today to a one-count Indictment for illegal entry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

According to court documents, MARTINEZ-QUIJANO was previously removed from the United States on June 27, 2014.  He was later found in the Eastern District of Louisiana on

March 1, 2016, and had not received permission from the Attorney General of the United States or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reenter.

MARTINEZ-QUIJANO faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two (2) years, as well as a fine of $250,000. U.S. District Court Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon set sentencing for July 7, 2016.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Jon Maestri is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated May 26, 2016