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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 11, 2015

Honduran National Sentenced for Immigration Offense

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JOSE MARTINEZ-ROMERO, age 32, a native of Honduras, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Indictment for illegal entry of a removed alien.

U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier sentenced MARTINEZ-ROMERO to five months incarceration and a $100 special assessment fee.  MARTINEZ-ROMERO will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to court documents, MARTINEZ-ROMERO was encountered by federal agents on March 5, 2012.  He had previously been removed from the United States on April 16, 2007.

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

Updated June 11, 2015