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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Illegally Reentering United States

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ANGEL ENO CORNEJO-MORENO, age 40, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty today to a one-count Indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien.

According to court documents, on or about December 8, 2014, CORNEJO-MORENO was found in the United States after having been officially deported and removed on two prior occasions – June 12, 2003 and January 26, 2009.

CORNEJO-MORENO 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 Mary Ann Vial Lemmon set sentencing for May 14, 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 September 2, 2015