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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Honduran National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that DENYS JAVIER BENITEZ-FERNANDEZ, age 31, a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced yesterday after having previously pled guilty to a one-count Indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien.

U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance sentenced BENITEZ-FERNANDEZ to four months incarceration (time served).  BENITEZ-FERNANDEZ will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to the court documents, on January 22, 2015, BENITEZ-FERNANDEZ was found in the United States after having been deported on April 24, 2013.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Department of Homeland Security in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Emily K. Greenfield was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated May 27, 2015