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RONI ALEXIS MARTINEZ-REYES SENTENCED FOR ILLEGAL RE-ENTRY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 14, 2012

RONI ALEXIS MARTINEZ-REYES, age 28, a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced today in federal court by U. S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt to ten months imprisonment, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Engelhardt ordered that MARTINEZ be placed on one year 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 MARTINEZ pay a $3,500 fine to the United States.

According to court documents, on August 15, 2012, MARTINEZ 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 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.

The case was investigated by U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (ICE), and the United States Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service with the assistance of the Louisiana State Police. The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Robert Weir.

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