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Press Release

Honduran National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

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

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that EFRAIN ISABEL RUIZ-GARCIA age 35, a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Bill of Information for illegal reentry of a removed alien.


U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman sentenced RUIZ-GARCIA to time served, 1 year of supervised release, $1000 fine, and a $100 special assessment. RUIZ-GARCIA will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.


According to court documents, on or about January 26, 2017, RUIZ-GARCIA was found in the United States after having been officially deported and removed on or about December 22, 2010.


Acting U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration Enforcement in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Irene González was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated June 8, 2017