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

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Immigration Offense

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that RONY GAVARRETTE, age 23, a native of Honduras, pled guilty yesterday  to a one-count Indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

According to court documents, GAVARRETTE was previously removed from the United States on September 26, 2011.  GAVARRETTE was later found in the Eastern District of Louisiana on November 10, 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.

GAVARRETTE faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years, as well as a fine of $250,000. U.S. District Court Judge Martin L.C. Feldman set sentencing for September 7, 2016.

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

Updated May 19, 2016