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

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Honduran National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that MARCELO ORDONEZ-RIVAS, age 34, a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien.

U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle sentenced ORDONEZ-RIVAS to time served, one year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  ORDONEZ-RIVAS will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to court documents, ORDONEZ-RIVAS was found in the United States on December 25, 2014, after having been previously deported on May 9, 2009. 

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Customs and Border Protection in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated April 27, 2016