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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 8, 2016

Mexican citizen sentenced to 15 months in prison for illegally reentering the country

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a man from Mexico was sentenced last week to 15 months in prison for returning to the United States illegally after being deported.

Elior Daniel Sifuentes, 34, of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on one count of aggravated illegal re-entry of a removed alien. According to the April 14, 2016 guilty plea, Bossier City Police arrested Sifuentes on October 26, 2015 for failure to appear for various traffic violations. After his arrest, police discovered that Sifuentes was an illegal alien who had been deported in April of 2009 for a prior felony of illegal use of a weapon in state court and had not received permission to reenter the country.

Homeland Security Investigations-Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and the Bossier City Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Earl M. Campbell prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated August 8, 2016