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Honduran Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Re-Entry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that LUIS GABRIEL RODRIGUEZ-RUIZ, age 33, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty today to a one-count Indictment charging him with illegal re-entry of a removed alien.


According to court documents, on December 13, 2016, RODRIGUEZ-RUIZ was found in the United States after having been deported previously on February 14, 2013.


RODRIGUEZ_RUIZ 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 Nannette Jolivette Brown set sentencing for May 18, 2017.


Acting U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Emily K. Greenfield is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated March 23, 2017