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Mexican national arrested in Vinton pleads guilty to reentering the United States illegally

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

LAKE CHARLES, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Mexican national who was arrested in Vinton, La., pleaded guilty last week to charges that he reentered the United States multiple times without obtaining permission.

Luis Alberto Roblero-Escalante, 25, of Mexico, pleaded guilty Friday before U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi to one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien. According to the guilty plea, Vinton police found the defendant walking along Interstate 10 on June 10, 2015. After talking to police, he admitted he was a Mexican national.  It was later discovered that Roblero-Escalante was previously removed from the United States on January 9, 2009, March 15, 2011, May 19, 2011 and January 13, 2015.

Roblero-Escalante faces 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. A sentencing date of February 4, 2015 was set.

Homeland Security Investigations-U.S. Border Patrol and the Vinton Police Department conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Dominic A. Rossetti is prosecuting the case.

Updated November 3, 2015