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Illegal alien from Mexico sentenced to 7 months in prison for illegally re-entering U.S. for 4th time

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

ALEXANDRIA, La. United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that an illegal alien from Mexico was sentenced Thursday to seven months in prison for re-entering the United States after having been previously removed on three occasions.

Alberto Rodriguez-Perez, 40, of Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell on one count of illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien. According to the May 4, 2018 guilty plea, a deportation officer encountered Rodriguez-Perez while at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. The officer later discovered that Rodriguez-Perez was illegally in the United States having been previously deported in 2004, 2010 and 2013.

United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel J. McCoy prosecuted the case.

Updated August 31, 2018