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Mexican national pleads guilty to reentering the United States illegally

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

LAFAYETTE, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that a Mexican national pleaded guilty to charges that he reentered the United States multiple times illegally.

Hugo Campuzano Cuellar, 37, of Mexico, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard T. Haik to one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien. According to the guilty plea, immigration officers encountered Cuellar in the St. Mary Parish jail on April 8, 2015. He admitted that he was a citizen of Mexico. He was previously removed from the United States on May 23, 2002, May 16, 2005 and May 7, 2009.

Cuellar faces 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. A sentencing date was not set.

Homeland Security Investigations and the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Dominic A. Rossetti is prosecuting the case.

Updated February 4, 2016