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

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Honduran National Sentenced for Illegally Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that FELIX HUMBERTO FIGUEROA-LOPEZ, age 42, 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 Carl J. Barbier sentenced FIGUEROA-LOPEZ to 15 months imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Following his incarceration, FIGUEROA-LOPEZ will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to court documents, on or about August 16, 2014, Jefferson Parish Sheriff deputies arrested FIGUEROA-LOPEZ for disturbing the peace/fighting.  The deputies then contacted agents of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who discovered that FIGUEROA-LOPEZ was a Honduran national who had been previously deported from the United States in 1999 and 2004.  ICE agents confirmed that FIGUEROA-LOPEZ had again illegally reentered the United States without inspection by a United States Immigration official.  Agents placed an ICE detainer on FIGUEROA-LOPEZ in order to hold him for criminal prosecution.

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

Updated March 5, 2015