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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Honduran Man, Jose Luis Mayorga-lemus, Pleads Guilty To Illegally Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JOSE LUIS MAYORGA-LEMUS, age 24, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty yesterday to a one-count indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien.

According to the indictment, on or about August 28, 2014, MAYORGA-LEMUS was found in the United States after having been officially deported and removed on or about August 3, 2011.

MAYORGA-LEMUS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years and a fine of $250,000, or the greater of twice the gross gain to the defendant, one year supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment.   U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle set sentencing for January 7, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Custom Enforcement and Removal in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated November 18, 2014