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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 2, 2016

Honduran National Pleads Guilty To Immigration Offense

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ROGER AGUIRRE-SAGASTUME, age 29, a native of Honduras, pled guilty today to a one-count Indictment for illegal entry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

According to court documents, AGUIRRE-SAGASTUME was previously removed from the United States on August 4, 2009.  He was found in the Eastern District of Louisiana on March 17, 2016, and had not received permission from the Attorney General of the United States or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reenter.

AGUIRRE-SAGASTUME faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two (2) years, as well as a fine of $250,000.  U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown set sentencing for July 28, 2016.

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

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated June 2, 2016