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Honduran Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Illegally Reentering the United States

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Came to the attention of federal authorities after arrest for public intoxication

A man entered the United States illegally from Honduras was sentenced on November 13, 2018, to three months’ in prison.

Denis Orlando Orellana-Martinez, age 32, from Honduras, received the sentence after a September 18, 2018, guilty plea to one count of illegal re-entry.

At the guilty plea, Orellana-Martinez admitted he had illegally entered the United States from Honduras in 2012, after previously being deported. On August 23, 2018, Orellana-Martinez was arrested for public intoxication in Sioux County, Iowa.   

Orellana-Martinez was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Orellana-Martinez was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment. He must also serve a 1-year term of supervised release after the prison term. 

Orellana-Martinez is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin C. Fletcher and investigated by Enforcement and Removal Office of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau.

Court file information at

The case file number is 18-CR-04077.

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Updated November 16, 2018