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

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Man from Mexico arrested in St. Mary Parish pleads guilty to reentering the U.S. illegally

LAFAYETTE, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Mexican citizen pleaded guilty last week to a charge that he reentered the United States illegally four times.

Miguel Rosales-Sanchez, 45, of Mexico, pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Patrick Hanna to one count of illegal reentry of a removed alien. The plea will become final when accepted by U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi. According to the guilty plea, Rosales-Sanchez was arrested in St. Mary Parish on February 7, 2016. He was previously removed from the United States in 1999, 2004, 2006 and 2010.

Rosales-Sanchez faces two years in prison, one year of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. A sentencing date of December 8, 2016 was set.

United States Immigrations and Customs Enforcement conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Dominic Rossetti is prosecuting the case.

Updated September 13, 2016