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Mexican national sentenced to 2 years in prison for reentering the United States without permission

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 was sentenced Monday to 24 months in prison for reentering the United States without first obtaining permission.

Efrain Mendoza-Guevara, 31, of Veracruz, Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. on one count of reentry of a removed alien.  According to evidence presented at the November 12, 2015 guilty plea, the defendant was arrested for driving while intoxicated on May 16, 2015, in Bossier City, La.  Upon further investigation, it was discovered that Mendoza-Guevara had been deported in February of 2004 after being convicted of a felony and had not received permission to reenter the United States.

Homeland Security Investigations-Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and the Bossier City Police Department conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney James G. Cowles Jr. prosecuted the case.

Updated April 6, 2016