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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ALFREDO VARELA-HERNANDEZ, age 35, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty today to a one-count Bill of Information for illegal reentry of a removed alien.

According to the Bill of Information, on or about September 12, 2014, VARELA-HERNANDEZ was found in the United States after having been officially deported and removed on or about December 30, 2013. 

ALFREDO VARELA-HERNANDEZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years and a fine of $250,000, or the greater of twice the gross gain to the defendant, one year supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment.   U.S. District Judge Martin L. Feldman set sentencing for April 22, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Custom Enforcement and Removal in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Irene González is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated December 18, 2014