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

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Honduran National Sentenced For Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that EDIN ANTONIO PLEITES-ZAMORA, age 24, a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced today after pleading guilty today to a one-count indictment charging him with illegal reentry of a removed alien.

U.S. District Judge Sara S. Vance sentenced PLEITES-ZAMORA to time served and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.  PLEITES-ZAMORA will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to court documents, PLEITES-ZAMORA reentered the United States on or about November 4, 2014, after having been previously removed on May 25, 2012.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Border Patrol in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated July 15, 2015