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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 4, 2014

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.

Updated December 4, 2014