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Mexican national pleads guilty to reentering the United States multiple times illegally

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

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Mexican national pleaded guilty Tuesday to re-entering the United States after removal.

Saul Abundis Cordova, 39, of Mexico, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to one count of re-entry of a removed alien. According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, Shreveport Police arrested Cordova on January 15, 2015 for driving while intoxicated, and on July 22, 2015, was convicted of driving while intoxicated for the fourth time. Cordova had been removed from the United States to Mexico on at least three previous occasions in 2008, 2009 and 2014. The removal on June 12, 2014 occurred after Cordova was convicted of felony possession of Schedule II control substances, cocaine, which results in a sentencing enhancement of a convicted felon.

Cordova faces 10 years in prison, one to three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. A sentencing date of March 8, 2016 was set.

Homeland Security Investigations-Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and the Shreveport Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael O’Mara is prosecuting the case.

Updated November 18, 2015