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

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Illegally Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JUAN MANUEL URQULA-SEVILLA, age 35, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty today to a one-count Bill of Information for illegal reentry of removed alien.


According to court records, URQULA-SEVILLA was previously removed from the United States on or about April 4, 2005. URQULA-SEVILLA was later found in the Eastern District of Louisiana on or about October 11, 2015, and had not received permission from the Attorney General of the United States or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reenter.


URQULA-SEVILLA 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 Eldon E. Fallon set sentencing for March 16, 2017.


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


Updated January 27, 2017