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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 MARCELLO ORDONEZ-RIVAS, age 37, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty today to a one-count indictment with illegal reentry of a removed alien.

According to court documents, ORDONEZ-RIVAS was found in the United States on September 3, 2015, after having been previously deported on May 8, 2009. 

ORDONEZ-RIVAS 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 Ivan L.R. Lemelle set sentencing on April 27, 2016.

U.S. Attorney Polite 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 February 4, 2016