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Press Release

Honduran Man Sentenced for 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, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Indictment charging him with illegal re-entry of a removed alien.


U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown sentenced RODRIGUEZ-RUIZ to time served (approximately 5 months’ imprisonment). RODRIGUEZ-RUIZ will be surrendered to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.


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.


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

Updated May 18, 2017