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Honduran Man Pleads Guilty to Immigration Offense

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


U.S. Attorney A. Kenneth Polite announced that ELVIS CANO-MORALES, age 33, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty today to a one-count indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien.

According to court documents, CANO-MORALES was found in the United States on August 1, 2014, after having been previously removed from the United States on June 10, 2011.

CANO-MORALES faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, as well as a fine of $250,000. U.S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duval set sentencing for January 28, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Jon Maestri is in charge of the prosecution.


Updated November 20, 2014