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Illegal Alien Pleads Guilty To Gun Possession

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi

Gulfport, Miss – Rodrigo Hernandez-Garcia, age 32, an illegal alien from Mexico who was living in Bay St. Louis, pled guilty on July 26, 2017, before Chief District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr., to possession of a firearm by an illegal alien, announced Acting U. S. Attorney Harold Brittain.

Hernandez-Garcia will be sentenced on October 24, 2017 and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He also faces deportation as a convicted felon.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Annette Williams.

Updated July 27, 2017