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Press Release

Honduran National Sentenced With Illegal Re-entry

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

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that LENIS PADILLA RUIZ age 32, a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Indictment for illegally re-entering the United States in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

According to court documents, RUIZ was found in the United States on or about November 19, 2018, after having been previously removed therefrom on or about April 1, 2016.

RUIZ was sentenced to time served and a $100.00 special assessment.  Additionally, RUIZ was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Julia K. Evans is in charge of the prosecution.


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Updated May 2, 2019