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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Man Sentenced to 6 Months in Prison for Illegal Re-Entry

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans, announced that EDY GARCIA-BANEGAS, age 32, a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced  today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Bill of Information for illegally re-entering the United States after having been previously removed, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle sentenced EDY GARCIA-BANEGAS to 6 months incarceration, to be followed by 1 year of supervised release and ordered to pay a $100.000 fine.  

According to court records, EDY GARCIA-BANEGAS was found in the United States on December 14, 2017, after having been previously deported on multiple occasions.  

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Irene González is in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated April 18, 2018