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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that DENYS JAVIER BENITEZ-FERNANDEZ, age 31, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty to a one-count Indictment charging him with illegal reentry into the United States.

According to the court documents, on January 22, 2015, Denys Javier Benitez-Fernandez was found in the United States after having been deported on April 24, 2013.

U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance set sentencing for May 13, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Department of Homeland Security in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Emily K. Greenfield is in charge of the prosecution.

Denys Benitez-Fernandez Factual Basis

Updated April 2, 2015