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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Honduran Man, Uris Ordonez-mendoza, Pleads Guilty To Illegal Re-entry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite announced that URIS ORDONEZ-MENDOZA, age 27, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty today to a one-count indictment for illegal re-entry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

According to court records, URIS ORDONEZ-MENDOZA was found in the United States on September 20, 2014, after having been previously deported.  

ORDONEZ-MENDOZA faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years and a fine of $250,000, or the greater of twice the gross gain to the defendant, one year supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment.   U.S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan set sentencing for February 11, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Custom Enforcement and Removal in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Emily K. Greenfield is in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated November 18, 2014