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

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Honduran National Sentenced For Illegal Re-entry

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that FAUSTO FIGUEROA-MATUTE, age 30, a native of Honduras, was sentenced yesterday after previously pleading guilty to a one-count indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien.

United States District Court Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced FIGUEROA-MATUTE to time served, followed by 1 year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee. The defendant will be surrendered to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to court documents, FIGUEROA-MATUTE was previously removed from the United States on October 31, 2011. He was later found in the Eastern District of Louisiana on December 23, 2017, and had not received permission from the Attorney General of the United States or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reenter.

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


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Updated June 19, 2019