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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Honduran National Sentenced for Violations of the Federal Gun Control Act

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that DENNIS NUNEZ-LACAYO, age 28, a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Indictment for violations of the Federal Gun Control Act.

U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan sentenced NUNEZ-LACAYO to serve 13 months imprisonment, followed by 1 year of supervised release. Following incarceration, NUNEZ-LACAYO will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to court documents, on or about June 4, 2014, NUNEZ-LACAYO, an alien present illegally in the United States, was found in possession of a firearm.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Homeland Security Investigations of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Spiro G. Latsis was in charge of the prosecution.

 

Updated June 4, 2015