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

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Honduran Man Sentenced For Immigration Offense

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced thatCARLOS PAIZ-CARDENAS, age 29, a native of Honduras, was sentenced yesterday after previously pleading guilty to a one-count indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien.

United States District Court Judge Martin L.C. Feldman sentenced PAIZ-CARDENAS to time served (5 months of imprisonment), followed by 1 year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee. The defendant will be surrendered to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to court documents, on August 21, 2018, PAIZ-CARDENAS was found in the United States after having been previously removed from the United States on June 14, 2013.

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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Updated January 31, 2019