Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Illegally Reentering United States
U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JOSUE ALEXANDER HERNANDEZ-MARTINEZ, age 29, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty today to a one-count Indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien.
According to the Indictment, on or about August 26, 2014, HERNANDEZ-MARTINEZ was found in the United States after having been officially deported and removed on three prior occasions – June 29, 2006, December 14, 2006, and April 20, 2012.
HERNANDEZ-MARTINEZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years and a fine of $250,000, or the greater of twice the gross gain to the defendant, one year supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment. U.S. District Judge Lance M. Africk set sentencing for March 12, 2015.
U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Custom Enforcement and Removal in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Rick Veters is in charge of the prosecution.