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Honduran National Sentenced for Illegal Re-Entry

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

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans, announced that ROY RIVAS-PALMAS, age 34, a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Indictment for illegal re-entry of removed  alien.


U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon sentenced RIVAS-PALMAS to 15 months’ imprisonment and one year supervised release. Following completion of his sentence, RIVAS-PALMAS will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.


According to the court documents, on June 15, 2017, RIVAS-PALMAS was found in the United States after having been deported previously on October 31, 2013.   RIVAS-PALMAS has a prior felony conviction for possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and has been deported on multiple occasions.


Acting U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, in investigating this matter.  

Updated December 7, 2017