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Honduran Man Sentenced To 15 Months for Illegal Re-Entry

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that SANTOS EVELIO NOLAZCO, age 48, a native of Honduras, was sentenced on Thursday, August 22, 2019, following his guilty plea to a one-count indictment, which charged him with illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1326(a).  He pled guilty on June 13, 2019.

According to the indictment, EVELIO NOLAZCO was previously removed from the United States on August 17, 2016. He was later found in the Eastern District of Louisiana on March 28, 2019 and had not received permission from the Attorney General of the United States or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reenter.  He was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon to a term of 15 months in federal prison.  It was noted in open court at the sentencing hearing that EVELIO NOLAZCO had been previously deported five times from the United States.

EVELIO NOLAZCO faced a maximum term of imprisonment of 2 years, a fine of $250,000, one year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Carter K.D. Guice, Jr. is in charge of the prosecution.


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Updated August 23, 2019