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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ERIC SAMUEL MOTINO-ALVAREZ, age 26, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty today to a one-count Indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien.

According to the Indictment, on or about January 29, 2015, MOTINO-ALVAREZ was found in the United States after having been officially deported and removed on or about October 2, 2009. 

MOTINO-ALVAREZ 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 Helen G. Berrigan set sentencing for May 20, 2015.

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

Updated March 26, 2015