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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Honduran National Sentenced for Illegally Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that SELVIN IRIAS-MURILLO, 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 Kurt D. Engelhardt sentenced SELVIN IRIAS-MURILLO to 20 months imprisonment followed by one year of supervised release, a $2,500 fine and a $100 special assessment.  Following his incarceration, IRIAS-MURILLO will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to court documents, on or about August 25, 2014, IRIAS-MURILLO was arrested by Jefferson Parish Sheriff Deputies for a home incarceration violation and was booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents then encountered IRIAS-MURILLO during their Criminal Alien Program checks at the correctional facility.  ICE agents discovered that IRIAS-MURILLO was a Honduran national who had been deported from the United States on four previous occasions between 1998 and 2011 and was once again illegally present in the United States. IRIAS-MURILLO admitted to ICE agents that he had illegally re-entered the United States sometime after his most recent deportation on August 26, 2011.

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 May 27, 2015