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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Honduran National Sentenced For Illegally Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that EDUIN ALEXANDER BETANCOURTH-SALGADO, age 27, a Honduran citizen, was sentenced today after having previously pled guilty to a one-count Indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien.    

U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced BETANCOURTH-SALGADO to two months imprisonment followed by one year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Following his incarceration, BETANCOURTH-SALGADO will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to court documents, on or about November 10, 2014, BETANCOURTH-SALGADO was encountered by agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement outside the Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court.  ICE agents interviewed BETANCOURTH-SALGADO regarding his immigration status and he admitted to agents that he had illegally reentered the United States after having been deported.  An ICE records check confirmed that BETANCOURTH-SALGADO was in fact a citizen of Honduras who had been deported from the United States on April 15, 2011.  ICE agents arrested BETANCOURTH-SALGADO and placed an immigration hold on him.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Rick Veters is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated January 20, 2015