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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Honduran Man Sentenced For Immigration Offense

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced thatJOSE ANGEL ESPINOZA-FUENTES, age 42, a native of Honduras, was sentenced yesterday after pleading guilty to a one-count indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien.

United States District Court Judge Martin L.C. Feldman sentenced ESPINOZA-FUENTES to time served (6 months), a $2,500 fine, followed by one year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee. The defendant will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to court documents, on July 1, 2018, ESPINOZA-FUENTES was found in the United States after having been previously deported from the United States on July 22, 2011.

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

 

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Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated December 20, 2018