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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Undocumented Alien Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison for Assaulting a Federal Deportation Officer

In Austin today, a federal judge sentenced 23-year-old Mexican National Hugo Baltazar-Ramirez to 18 months in federal prison for assault on a federal deportation officer in Austin in February announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.

 

On March 29, 2017, Baltazar-Ramirez pleaded guilty to the charge. 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 has remained in federal custody since his arrest on February 10, 2017.

 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted this investigation.

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Violent Crime
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Updated June 15, 2017