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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Honduran National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JOSE LEMUS-HERNANDEZ, age 28, 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 Susie Morgan sentenced LEMUS-HERNANDEZ to time served, followed by one year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  LEMUS-HERNANDEZ will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to court documents, on or about October 30, 2014, LEMUS-HERNANDEZ was found in the United States after having been officially deported and removed on or about April 16, 2012.

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