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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Mexican citizen arrested in Bossier Parish sentenced to 10 months for reentering the country illegally

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Mexican citizen was sentenced Monday to 10 months in prison on charges that he reentered the United States illegally.

Ruperto Ocampo-Marchan, 38, of Alcapulco Guerrero, Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on one count of illegal reentry of a removed alien. According to the May 5, 2016 guilty plea, a Louisiana state trooper conducted a traffic stop on January 28, 2016 on the vehicle Ocampo-Marchan was driving near Bossier City, La. He was found with two juvenile females who he said he was transporting to Atlanta, Ga. After further investigation, it was determined that the defendant was illegally in the United States and had been removed previously in 2005, 2013 and 2015.

United States Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and the Louisiana State Police conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Earl M. Campbell prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated September 27, 2016