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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 EDGAR RIVERA-SANTOS, age 33, 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 Mary Ann Vial Lemmon sentenced RIVERA-SANTOS to time served, one year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee.  RIVERA-SANTOS will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to court documents, the defendant was encountered by federal agents on January 29, 2015.  He had previously been removed from the United States on August 29, 2013.

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

Updated June 11, 2015