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

ICE agent (U.S. Customs)

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.

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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.

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