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Honduran Pleads Guilty to Immigration Offense

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JUAN CARLOS FERRERA-RAMIREZ, age 44, a native of Honduras, pled guilty today to a one-count Indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

According to court documents, FERRERA-RAMIREZ was previously removed from the United States on June 24, 2013. FERRERA-RAMIREZ was later found in the Eastern District of Louisiana on December 2, 2015 and had not received permission from the Attorney General of the United States or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reenter.

FERRERA-RAMIREZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, as well as a fine of $250,000. U.S. District Court Judge Sarah S. Vance set sentencing for May 4, 2016.

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

Updated March 2, 2016

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