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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Illegally Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that LUIS FERNANDO MARTINEZ, age 40, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty today to a one-count Bill of Information for illegal reentry of removed alien.

According to the Bill of Information, on or about March 4, 2015, MARTINEZ was found in the United States after having been officially deported and removed on or about February 1, 2013.

MARTINEZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years and a fine of $250,000, one year supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment.   U.S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan set sentencing for June 17, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Border Patrol in investigating this matter.   Assistant United States Attorney Irene González  is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated April 22, 2015