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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Honduran National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that LUIS FERNANDO MARTINEZ, 40, 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 Helen G. Berrigan sentenced MARTINEZ to time served, 1 year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  MARTINEZ will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to court documents, on or about March 4, 2015, MARTINEZ was found in the United States after having been officially deported and removed on or about February 1, 2013.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Customs and Border Protection in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Irene González was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated June 17, 2015