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Illegal Alien Sentenced to 15 Months in Federal Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that Olvin Humberto Matute-Lopez, a/k/a “Humberto Lopez-Barralaga,” a/k/a “Fernando Dolero-Juarez,” a/k/a “Juan Carlos Matute,” a/k/a “Juan Lopez,” a/k/a “Humberto Lopez,” age 36, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was sentenced in federal court in Florence, South Carolina, for Illegal Re-entry into the United States after Deportation.  United States District Judge Bryan Harwell, of Florence, sentenced Matute-Lopez to 15 months in federal prison with 1 year of supervised release to follow.

Evidence presented at the guilty plea hearing established that on May 13, 2017, Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Enforcement and Removal Operations (ICE-ERO) Officers in Charleston, SC, discovered that Olvin Humberto Matute-Lopez, a native and citizen of Honduras, had been arrested by the Horry County Police Department for Driving Under the Influence and other traffic violations.  In 2008, Matute-Lopez was deported from the United States back to Honduras.  A records check revealed that Matute-Lopez had not received permission to enter, re-enter, or remain in the United States.

The case was investigated by agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Enforcement and Removal Operations (ICE-ERO) and the Horry County Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Lauren Hummel of the Florence office prosecuted the case.



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Updated December 20, 2017