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ALIEN SENTENCED FOR ILLEGAL RE-ENTRY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 19, 2011

YUVINI RAMON CRUZ-RAMOS, age 32, a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced today in federal court by U. S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt to fifty-seven (57) months imprisonment, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Engelhardt ordered that CRUZ 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. Judge Engelhardt also ordered that CRUZ pay a $7,500 fine to the United States.

According to court documents, on July 13, 2011, CRUZ pled guilty to one count of an indictment admitting he was an alien who was previously removed and was knowingly and unlawfully found in the United States in Jefferson 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. CRUZ’s sentence was subject to an enhancement based on a previous aggravated felony conviction.

The case was investigated by U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations. The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Robert Weir.

 

 

 

 

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