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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 2, 2018

Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that JOSE REYES-GABRIELES, age 33, a native of Honduras, pled guilty today to a one-count Indictment charging him with illegal entry of a removed alien.

According to the court documents, REYES-GABRIELES was previously removed from the United States on April 17, 2008. He was later found in the Eastern District of Louisiana on December 7, 2017, and had not received permission from the Attorney General of the United States or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reenter.

REYES-GABRIELES faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, a fine of $250,000, one year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee. U.S. District Judge Lance M. Africk set sentencing for April 19, 2018.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Jon Maestri is in charge of the prosecution.

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Immigration
Updated March 2, 2018