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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 5, 2015

Honduran National Sentenced for Illegally Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JOSE EDGARDO CANALES-MADRID, age 25, 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 Carl J. Barbier sentenced CANALES-MADRID to times served, which was approximately three months imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment.  CANALES-MADRID will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to court documents, CANALES-MADRID was found in the United States on December 1, 2014 after having been officially deported and removed on or about October 6, 2011.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Border Patrol in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Irene González is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated March 5, 2015