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Illegal Alien from Honduras Sentenced for Possession of Ammunition

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – United States Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that FRANKLYN ORELLANO-VELASQUEZ, a/k/a “Rony Aguilera,” “Rochy Gutierrez,” age 19, a native of Honduras, was sentenced on February 21, 2024 by U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance for possession of ammunition by an illegal alien, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(5)(A).

According to court documents, on September 6, 2023, OERLLANO-VELASQUEZ was arrested for possessing 40 live .223 caliber rounds. Judge Vance sentenced ORELLANO-VELASQUEZ to 17 months in prison and payment of a $100 mandatory special assessment fee. ORELLANO-VELASQUEZ will be deported following the completion of his sentence.  

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Kenner Police Department in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Spiro G. Latsis of the General Crimes Unit is in charge of the prosecution.


Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated February 26, 2024

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