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

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that Miguel Ortiz-Guevara, age 42, a citizen of Honduras, pleaded guilty today 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 court documents, on or about April 16, 2018, Miguel Ortiz-Guevara was found in the United States after having been officially deported and removed on or about September 29, 2011.

After accepting his guilty plea, U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced Miguel Ortiz-Guevara to time served, ordered him to serve one year of supervised release, and pay a special assessment of $100.  Miguel Ortiz-Guevara will be surrendered to the custody of U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans 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.

Updated June 13, 2018