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.