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Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Illegally Reentry

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ALEX JAVIER HERNANDEZ-MEJIA, age 22, 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 November 9, 2015, HERNANDEZ-MEJIA was found in the United States after having been officially deported and removed on or about April 22, 2014.

HERNANDEZ-MEJIA 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 Sarah S. Vance set sentencing for April 6, 2016.

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 February 17, 2016