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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 20, 2015

Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry into the United States

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JUAN RAMON ALVAREZ-MARTINEZ, a/k/a Juan Ramon-Alvarez, age 37, from Honduras, pled guilty yesterday to a one-count Indictment charging illegal reentry of removed alien.

According to the Indictment, ALVAREZ-MARTINEZ was found by Border Patrol agents in the Eastern District of Louisiana after records showed he had been previously deported from the United States to Honduras on March 7, 2005.

ALVAREZ-MARTINEZ 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 Lance M. Africk set sentencing for April 2, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the U.S. Border Patrol in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory M. Kennedy is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated February 20, 2015