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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that ROBERTO UMANA-ROSA, age 45, 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, UMANA-ROSA was previously removed from the United States on October 15, 1998. He was later found in the Eastern District of Louisiana on June 13, 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.

UMANA-ROSA faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years, a fine of $250,000, three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee.  U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt set sentencing for June 6, 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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Updated March 14, 2018