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Press Release

Honduran National Sentenced for Illegal Rentry

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JORGE MALDONADO-RIOS, age 29, a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to illegal reentry of a removed alien and conspiracy to transfer identification documents.

U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance sentenced MALDONADO-RIOS time served to be followed by one year of supervised release.  MALDONADO-RIOS will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to court documents, MALDONADO-RIOS illegally reentered the United States after he was deported on August 16, 2012.  The court documents also indicated that MALDONADO-RIOS conspired with two other individuals to sell a social security card and birth certificate to a confidential informant working with special agents of the Department of Homeland Security. 

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated June 1, 2016