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July 24, 2013

JOSE ROBERTO PACHECO-ALVARADO, age 23, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty today in federal court before U. S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt to a one-count indictment charging him with illegal re-entry of a removed alien, announced U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.

According to court documents, PACHECO admitted to being an alien who had previously been removed from the United States, was found in the Eastern District of Louisiana, on April 29, 2013, without having obtained consent from the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reapply for admission to the United States.

The indictment charging PACHECO with illegal re-entry also included a notice of sentencing enhancement based on his prior felony conviction.  With the enhancement, the offense carries a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, and 3 years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.  Sentencing for the defendant is scheduled for October 16, 2013 at 9:00 A.M.

This case was investigated by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations (ICE).  The prosecution is being handled by Special Assistant United States Attorney Robert Weir.

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