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Honduran Man Sentenced for Immigration Offense

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that RONY GAVARRETTE, age 23, a native of Honduras, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Indictment charging him with illegal entry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman sentenced GAVARRETTE to 15 months incarceration.  Additionally, GAVARRETTE was ordered to pay a $4,000 fine and a $100 special assessment fee.

According to court documents, GAVARRETTE was encountered by federal agents at a residence in New Orleans on November 10, 2015. He had previously been deported from the United States on September 26, 2011 and had not received permission from the Attorney General of the United States or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reenter.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Jon Maestri was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated September 7, 2016