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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Honduran National Sentenced for Illegally Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ANGEL CORNEJO-MORENO, age 44, 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 Mary Ann Vial Lemmon sentenced CORNEJO-MORENO to five months imprisonment followed by one year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Following his incarceration, CORNEJO-MORENO will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to court documents, on or about December 8, 2014, Jefferson Parish Sheriff deputies arrested CORNEJO-MORENO for driving while intoxicated and driving without a license. The deputies then contacted agents of United States Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), who discovered that CORNEJO-MORENO was a Honduran national who had been previously deported from the United States in 2003 and 2009.  ICE agents confirmed that CORNEJO-MORENO had again illegally reentered the United States without inspection by a United States Immigration official.  Agents placed an ICE detainer on CORNEJO-MORENO 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 is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated May 14, 2015