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Honduran National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry into the United States

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that NAPTALI ESCOBAR-ARTURO, age 37, a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien.

U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon sentenced ESCOBAR-ARTURO to seven months in prison, to be followed by one year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.   Following completion of his sentence, ESCOBAR-ARTURO will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.                                 

According to the Indictment, ESCOBAR-ARTURO was found by Border Patrol agents in the Eastern District of Louisiana after records showed he had been previously deported from the United States to Honduras on October 13, 2009, September 30, 2010, and June 9, 2014.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of Border Patrol agents in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory M. Kennedy was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated April 28, 2016