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

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Honduran National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that NELSON FLORES-CRUZ, age 31, 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 FLORES-CRUZ to 45 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Upon release from incarceration, FLORES-CRUZ will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to court documents, on or about August 12, 2014, NELSON FLORES-CRUZ was found in the United States after having been officially deported and removed on or about July 11, 2008. 

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Custom Enforcement and Removal in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Irene González was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated April 8, 2015