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

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Salvadoran National Sentenced for Immigration Offense

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that RENE MARTINEZ-QUIJANO, age 34, a citizen of El Salvador, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Indictment for illegal entry of a removed alien.

U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon sentenced MARTINEZ-QUIJANO to time served, followed by one year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee. MARTINEZ-QUIJANO will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to court documents, on March 1, 2016, MARTINEZ-QUIJANO was found in the United States after having been previously deported from the United States on June 27, 2014.

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

Updated July 7, 2016