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

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Immigration Offense

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that DENIS A. MUNOZ-RODRIGUEZ, age 35, 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, MUNOZ-RODRIGUEZ, was previously removed from the United States on January 16, 2003. He was later found in the Eastern District of Louisiana on November 3, 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.


MUNOZ-RODRIGUEZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, as well as a fine of $250,000. U.S. District Court Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle set sentencing for March 22, 2017.


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.

Updated February 2, 2017