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Illegal Alien Facing State Charges for Fatal Shooting Sentenced to Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of Firearms and Violation of Criminal Immigration Law

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

Acting United States Attorney Corey R. Amundson announced that United States District Court Judge Shelly D, Dick sentenced OCTAVIO BRINGAS-POSADAS, age 50, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to twenty-four (24) months in federal prison as a result of his possession of several firearms and illegal re-entry into the United States by a removed alien.


On June 7, 2017, BRINGAS-POSADAS pled guilty to possession of several firearms by a prohibited person, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(5)(A), and illegal re-entry into the United States by a removed alien, in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a).  He acknowledged in court during his guilty plea that he illegally possessed three (3) firearmstwo (2) revolvers and one (1) pistolas well as three (3) different types of ammunition.  BRINGAS-POSADAS further acknowledged that he was illegally in the United States and was previously deported from the United States in 2012.


This investigation is being handled by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana; the Louisiana State Police; the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office; the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement; and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  This matter is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin R. Sanchez and Jessica M.P. Thornhill.

Updated November 2, 2017