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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 HUGO TURCIO-CRUZ, age 35, a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Bill of Information charging him with illegal reentry of a removed alien.

U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan sentenced TURCIO-CRUZ to time served, a $100 special assessment, and no fine or supervised release. TURCIO-CRUZ was turned over to ICE to be deported.

According to court documents, TURCIO-CRUZ reentered the United States on or about May 4, 2017, after having been previously removed therefrom on or about October 27, 2006.

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

Updated September 5, 2017