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Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Illegally Reentry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that RONNEL OMAR SANCHEZ-VILLAFRANCA, age 37, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty today to a one-count Bill of Information for illegal reentry of removed alien.


According to court documents, on or about March 8, 2017, SANCHEZ-VILLAFRANCA was found in the United States after having been officially deported and removed on or about August 9, 2013.


After accepting his guilty plea, U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced SANCHEZ-VILLAFRANCA to time served, ordered him to serve one year of supervised release, and pay a $100 special assessment. SANCHEZ-VILLAFRANCA will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.


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

Updated April 11, 2017