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Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that CELIO JAVIER JUAREZ-AGUILAR, age 42, a native of Honduras, pleaded guilty today to a one-count indictment charging him with illegal entry of a removed alien.

According to the court documents, JUAREZ-AGUILAR was previously removed from the United States on February 25, 2014. He was later found in the Eastern District of Louisiana on July 15, 2018, and had not received permission from the Attorney General of the United States or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reenter.

JUAREZ-AGUILAR faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years, a fine of $250,000, three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee. U.S. District Court Judge Eldon E. Fallon set sentencing for November 8, 2018.

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

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Updated October 11, 2018