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Honduran National Sentenced to 7 Months in Federal Prison for Illegal Re-Entry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser announced today that JOSE DE LA ROSA BUSTILLO-CASTRO (“BUSTILLO”), a Honduran National, age 51, was sentenced on June 24, 2020 by U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman to seven months in prison and one year of supervised release on a one-count indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

According to the indictment, JOSE DE LA ROSA BUSTILLO-CASTRO reentered the United States after he was previously deported on February 1, 2006.  BUSTILLO faced a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, a maximum fine of $250,000, a maximum term of supervised release of one year, and a mandatory $100 special assessment. 

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the United States Customs and Border Protection in investigating this matter.  Assistant U. S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.


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Updated June 25, 2020