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Honduran National Pleads Guilty To 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 FRANKI NOEL ORTIZ-BERNARDEZ, age 34, pleaded guilty Tuesday, April 9, 2019 to a one-count indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

According to the indictment, FRANKI NOEL ORTIZ-BERNARDEZ (“BERNARDEZ”), reentered the United States after he was previously deported on September 14, 2014 and May 11, 2016.

BERNARDEZ 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 Ivan L.R. Lemelle set sentencing for July 10, 2019.   

U.S. Attorney Strasser 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.


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Updated April 11, 2019