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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Honduran National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ELVIS CANO-MORALES, age 33, a native of Honduras, was sentenced today on a one-count Indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

U.S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duval, Jr. sentenced CANO-MORALES to time served, which was 6 months incarceration.  CANO-MORALES will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to court documents, CANO-MORALES was found in the United States on August 1, 2014, after having been previously removed from the United States on June 10, 2011.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Jon Maestri handled the prosecution.

Updated January 28, 2015