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

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that EDUARD TERCERO-LAGOS, age 25, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty yesterday to a one-count Indictment for illegal reentry of removed alien.

According to the Indictment, on or about December 8, 2014, TERCERO-LAGOS was found in the United States after having been officially deported and removed on or about June 24, 2013, and on August 5, 2005.

TERCERO-LAGOS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, a fine of $250,000, one year supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment.   U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance set sentencing for March 18, 2015.

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

Updated September 2, 2015