Mexican national sentenced for firearms violations

Mexican national sentenced for firearms violations

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that Eric De Jesus Mendoza-Martinez, age 20, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Indictment for violations of the Federal Gun Control Act.

U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman sentenced Mendoza-Martinez to serve ten months imprisonment and ordered to pay a special assessment of $100.  Following his term of imprisonment, Mendoza-Martinez will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to court documents, on or about November 7, 2015, Mendoza-Martinez, an alien present illegally in the United States, was found in possession of a Taurus .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Homeland Security Investigations of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in investigating this matter.

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