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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Undocumented Alien Pleads Guilty to Assaulting a Federal Deportation Officer in Austin

In Austin today, 23-year-old Mexican National Hugo Baltazar-Ramirez pleaded guilty to assaulting a federal deportation officer last month in Austin announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.

 

By pleading guilty, Baltazar-Ramirez admitted that on February 10, 2017, he forcibly assaulted a federal officer and employee of the United States who was engaged in the performance of his official duties. As a result of the intentional assault by the defendant, the federal deportation officer suffered bodily injury.

 

Baltazar-Ramirez remains in federal custody awaiting sentencing. A sentencing date has yet to be scheduled. He faces up to 20 years in federal prison.

 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted this investigation.

Topic: 
Immigration
Violent Crime
Updated March 29, 2017