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April 19, 2013

JOSE ADAN DE DIOS-LARA, age 25, a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced today in federal court by U. S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier to approximately 5 months imprisonment, announced U.S. Attorney Dana Boente.   In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Barbier ordered that DE DIOS be placed on two 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 supervised release.

According to court documents, on January 24, 2013, DE DIOS pled guilty to a one-count indictment admitting he was an alien who was previously removed and was knowingly and unlawfully found in the United States, in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana on November 14, 2012, 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.  DE DIOS’s sentence was subject to enhancement based on a previous felony conviction.

This case was investigated by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations with the assistance of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.  The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Robert Weir.

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