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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Honduran National Sentenced for Illegal Re-Entry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that TONY AXELL ROMERO-MONTOYA, age 28, a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Indictment charging him with illegal reentry of a removed alien.

U.S. District Judge Sarah R. Vance sentenced ROMERO-MONTOYA to time served, followed by one year of supervised release.  ROMERO-MONTOYA will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to the court documents, on February 25, 2015, ROMERO-MONTOYA was found in the United States after having been deported previously on September 17, 2012.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Department of Homeland Security in investigating this matter. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Emily K. Greenfield.

Updated July 1, 2015