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Honduran Sentenced To 16 Months in Federal Prison for Illegal Re-Entry

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

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser announced today that FREDDY OVIDIO CASTILLO-CRUZ, (“CASTILLO-CRUZ”), age 40, was sentenced on January 9, 2020 to 16 months in federal prison for illegal reentry of a removed alien in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

According to documents filed in open court, CASTILLO-CRUZ reentered the United States after he was previously deported on December 5, 2012.  CASTILLO-CRUZ faced a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, a maximum fine of $250,000, a maximum term of supervised release of one year, and a mandatory $100 special assessment. 

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security in investigating this matter.  Assistant U. S. Attorney Carter K. D. Guice, Jr. is in charge of the prosecution.


Updated January 15, 2020