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

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Re-Entry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that OLVIN CASTILLO-CRUZ, age 34, pleaded guilty today to a one count indictment that charged him with illegal reentry of a removed alien in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

According to court documents, CASTILLO-CRUZ reentered the United States after he was previously deported on January 19, 2011. 

CASTILLO-CRUZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, a maximum fine of $250,000, a maximum term of supervised release of one year, and a mandatory $100 special assessment.  U. S. District Judge Martin Feldman set sentencing for February 8, 2017. 

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.


Updated December 7, 2016