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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Honduran National Guilty of Immigration Offense

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JAIRO ALMENDAREZ-DUARTE, age 47, a native of Honduras, pled guilty today to a one-count Indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

According to court documents, ALMENDAREZ-DUARTE was found in the United States on January 10, 2014, after having been previously removed from the United States on August 28, 2003.

ALMENDAREZ-DUARTE faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, as well as a fine of $250,000. U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman set sentencing for April 8,  2015.

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

Updated January 28, 2015