Honduran Man Sentenced for Criminal Immigration Law Violation
Contact: F. Todd Lowell
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373
Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Mauro
Edulio Jimenaz-Banegas, 47, of Honduras, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Chief
Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to four years and nine months in prison for being found in the
United States after having been deported. He had pleaded guilty to the charge on November 20,
Court records reveal that on July 30, 2012, a warden with the Maine Warden Service saw
a parked vehicle in Stratton, Maine. The vehicle had no license plate. The warden found two
men in the vehicle. One of the men was the defendant. The men provided identification that
appeared to be Honduran. The warden contacted the United States Border Patrol ("USBP") for
assistance. A USBP agent responded to the scene. The defendant told the agent that he was a
citizen of Honduras. The defendant did not have any immigration document that would have
permitted him to work, travel, or reside in the United States. He had been previously deported
and removed from the United States at least two times. He had also been convicted of a sex
offense in Washington, D.C. in 2004.
The investigation was conducted by the United States Border Patrol with assistance from
the Maine Warden Service.
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