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Honduran National Pleads Guilty and is Sentenced for Illegal Re-Entry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser announced today that FREDY ANTONIO MENDOZA-CHIRINOS (“CHIRINOS”), age 27, pleaded guilty on August 14, 2019 and was sentenced on a one-count indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

After accepting CHIRINOS guilty plea, U.S. District Judge Martin C. Feldman sentenced CHIRINOS to time served and a $ 100 special assessment.  CHIRINOS has been incarcerated since November 21, 2018. The defendant will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to documents signed by the defendant and filed in open court, CHIRINOS admitted to being a citizen of Honduras, and being illegally present in the United States.  He further admitted to illegally re-entering the United States after being deported in 2017.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security in investigating this matter.  Assistant U. S. Attorney Carter K. D. Guice, Jr. is in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated August 15, 2019