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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Honduran National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that MARLON JOEL PAZ-MENDOZA, age 29, a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced today after having pled guilty to a one-count indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien.

U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced PAZ-MENDOZA to time served since having been imprisoned since March 20, 2014, followed by one year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

According to court records, on or about March 20, 2014, PAZ-MENDOZA was found in the United States after having been officially deported and removed on two prior occasions, most recently on or about March 14, 2014.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of Immigration and Custom Enforcement and Removal in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Rick Veters is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated December 10, 2014