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Honduran National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry of a Removed Alien

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that JOSE MARTINEZ-OSWALDO, age 33, a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Bill of Information charging him with illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 8 United States Code, Section 1326(a).

According to the court documents, MARTINEZ-OSWALDO was found in the United States on or about February 21, 2018, after having been previously removed on October 15, 2012.

United States District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo sentenced MARTINEZ-OSWALDO to a term of imprisonment of eight months, a term of supervised release of one year, and a mandatory $100 special assessment.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael M. Simpson is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated July 13, 2018