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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Honduran National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that JOSE DECIDERIO ALVARADO-CARDOZA, age 31, a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced Thursday, June 14, after pleading guilty to a one-count indictment charging him with illegal reentry of a removed alien after deportation, in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

United States District Judge Sara S. Vance sentenced JOSE DECIDERIO ALVARADO-CARDOZA to six months in prison and ordered him to pay a $100 special assessment fee.  The defendant will be surrendered to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to the indictment, on February 26, 2018, ALVARADO-CARDOZA was found to have reentered the United States after he was been previously deported on January 8, 2011.

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 Spiro Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated June 19, 2018