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Velazquez sentenced for re-entry into U.S.

By: ELIZABETH WEST
Managing Editor

An illegal immigrant by the name of Arturo Olalde-Velazquez has been sentenced to four months in federal prison after pleading guilty to one count of re-entry by alien following removal.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) first learned that Velazquez had re-entered the U.S. after the illegal alien was arrested by Louisiana State Police for vehicular homicide.
The crash that Velazquez was involved in occurred on September 18, 2016 on La. Highway 13 and claimed the life of parish resident Dustin Vidrine.
Velazquez, who remains in the custody of the United States Marshal, was sentenced for re-entry on August 25, 2017 in federal court and received four month at hard labor, with credit for time served. He was also ordered to pay an assessment fee of $100 immediately.
After serving his federal sentence, Velazquez, who was employed by a local farmer, will return to Evangeline Parish to face his charge for vehicular homicide in the 13th Judicial District Court.

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