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Mexican national sentenced to 15 months in prison for reentering the U.S. illegally for fourth time

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

ALEXANDRIA, La. Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced today that a Mexican citizen was sentenced to 15 months in prison for reentering the United States illegally for a fourth time.


David Acuna-Ontiveros, 31, of Nogolas, Sorora, Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell on one count of illegal reentry of a removed alien. According to the July 28, 2017 guilty plea, Louisiana State Police arrested Acuna-Ontiveros on April 24, 2017 at the Morgan City Department of Motor Vehicles. The defendant was attempting to obtain a driver’s license using a stolen identity. Acuna-Ovtiveros was found with another person’s driver’s license, birth certificate and Social Security card. He admitted after the arrest that he was in the United States illegally and had paid money for the stolen identity. After further investigation, law enforcement agents found that the defendant had been removed in February of 2005 and March of 2006. He was also arrested in December of 2012 and removed in September of 2013 after serving time for a felony.


United States Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and the Louisiana State Police conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel J. McCoy prosecuted the case.

Updated November 30, 2017