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

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Honduran National Sentenced to 3 Years Imprisonment for Illegal Re-Entry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JUAN HUMBERTO HERNANDEZ-YONES, age 33, a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one count Indictment charging him with illegal re-entry of a removed alien.


U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt sentenced HERNANDEZ-YONES to 36 months’ imprisonment. Following completion of his sentence, HERNANDEZ-YONES will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.


According to the court documents, on June 30, 2016, HERNANDEZ-YONES was found in the United States after having been deported on July 15, 2011. HERNANDEZ-YONES had two prior felony convictions for illegal re-entry, including one from the Eastern District of Louisiana in 2008.


U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Emily K. Greenfield was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated February 1, 2017