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Honduran Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that HECTOR ORLANDO RECATE REYES, age 30, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty today to a one-count Indictment that charged him with illegal reentry of a removed alien.

According to court documents, RECATE-REYES reentered the United States after having been previously deported on August 8, 2012.

RECATE-REYES faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, a maximum fine of $250,000, a maximum term of supervised release of one year, and a mandatory $100 special assessment.  U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle set sentencing for May 25, 2016.

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

Updated March 9, 2016