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

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Re-Entry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite, Jr., announced that JUAN HUMBERTO HERNANDEZ-YONES, age 33, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty today to a one count Indictment charging him with illegal re-entry of a removed alien.

According to the court documents, on June 30, 2016, HERNANDEZ-YONES was found in the United States after having been deported on July 15, 2011. HERNANDEZ-YONES was previously convicted of the same offense in 2008 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. 

HERNANDEZ-YONES faces a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and 3 years supervised release following any term of imprisonment. U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt set sentencing for December 21, 2016. 

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement in investigating this matter.   Assistant United States Attorney Emily K. Greenfield is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated September 28, 2016