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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 YAIR ROCHEZ-MARTINEZ, age 37, a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced yesterday after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Indictment for illegal entry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

United States District Judge Lance M. Africk sentenced ROCHEZ-MARTINEZ to serve one year of incarceration, followed by one year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee.

According to court documents, ROCHEZ-MARTINEZ was previously removed from the United States on December 27, 2013. He was later found in the Eastern District of Louisiana on May 22, 2016 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 the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Jon Maestri was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated December 16, 2016