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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Honduran National Pleads Guilty To Immigration Offense

United States Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JASON GUZMAN-URQUIA, age 36, a native of Honduras, pled guilty today to a one-count indictment for illegal entry of a removed alien.

According to court documents, GUZMAN-URQUIA was found in the United States on October 22, 2014, after having been previously removed from the United States on August 2, 2007.

GUZMAN-URQUIA faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 2 years, as well as a fine of $250,000. U.S. District Court Judge Stanwood R. Duval set sentencing for April 22, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Special Agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Jon Maestri is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated September 2, 2015