ALIEN SENTENCED FOR ILLEGAL RE-ENTRY
JOSUE NEHEMIAS CORTEZ-HERRERA, age 33, a resident of Honduras, was sentenced today in federal court by U. S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duval, Jr. to fifty-seven (57) months imprisonment, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Duval ordered that CORTEZ be placed on three (3) years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of his supervised release.
According to court documents, on December 9, 2009, CORTEZ pled guilty to one count of a superseding bill of information admitting he was an alien who was previously removed and was knowingly and unlawfully found in the United States in Orleans Parish, Louisiana without the Attorney General or Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, having expressly consented to his re-application for admission into the United States. CORTEZ’s sentence was subject to an enhancement based on a previous aggravated felony conviction.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Robert Weir.
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