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May 02, 2012

CRISTIAN RICARDO COLINDRES-ALVARADO, age 22, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty in federal court today before U. S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance to a one-count indictment charging him with illegal re-entry by a removed alien, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.

According to court documents, on December 11, 2011, COLINDRES, an alien who had previously been removed from the United States, was found in the United States, in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, without having obtained consent from the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reapply for admission to the United States.

The indictment charging COLINDRES with one count of re-entry by a removed alien also included a notice of sentencing enhancement based on COLINDRES’ prior aggravated felony conviction. With the enhancement, the single count carries a maximum statutory penalty of twenty (20) years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, and three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. Sentencing is scheduled for August 8, 2012 at 9:30 A.M.

The case was investigated by U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations. The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U. S. Attorney Robert Weir.

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