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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 15, 2015

Honduran National Sentenced For Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that URIS ORDONEZA-MENDOZA, age 32, 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 Helen G. Berrigan sentenced ORDONEZA-MENDOZA to time served.  ORDONEZA-MENDOZA will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to the court documents, on September 20, 2014, ORDONEZA-MENDOZA was found in the United States after having been deported previously on February 14, 2014. 

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Department of Homeland Security in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Emily K. Greenfield was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated January 15, 2015