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Honduran Man Sentenced For Illegal Re-Entry into United States

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Leonel Antonio Rodriguez Ayala, age 29, and a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced today to time served (78 days in jail) for illegally re-entering the United States. 


The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Thomas E. Feeley, Director of the Buffalo Field Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).


As part of his guilty plea, Rodriguez Ayala admitted that he is a citizen of Honduras, and that he illegally returned to the United States after he was removed to Honduras on October 3, 2013.


On October 24, 2017, an ICE Officer arrested Rodriguez Ayala in Saratoga Springs, New York.


Following his sentencing, Rodriguez Ayala was remanded to the custody of the Department of Homeland Security, for removal proceedings.  


This case was investigated by ICE-ERO and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Edward P. Grogan.

Updated January 10, 2018