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Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry of a Removed Alien

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

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that JOSE MARTINEZ-OSWALDO, age 33, a citizen of Honduras, pleaded guilty today to a one-count Bill of Information for illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

According to the court documents, MARTINEZ-OSWALDO was found in the United States on or about February 21, 2018, after having been previously removed on October 15, 2012.

At sentencing, MARTINEZ-OSWALDO 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. Sentencing is set for July 12, 2018 before United States District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael M. Simpson is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated June 7, 2018

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