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Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JUAN VASQUEZ-ALVARADO, age 47, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty today to a one-count Indictment charging him with illegal reentry of a removed alien.

According to the Indictment, VASQUEZ-ALVARADO reentered the United States on or about July 2, 2015, after having been previously removed on September 5, 2002.

VASQUEZ-ALVARADO faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, a maximum fine of $250,000, a maximum term of supervised release of one year, and a mandatory $100 special assessment.  U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier set sentencing for October 29, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated February 4, 2016