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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Honduran Man Sentenced to Prison for Unlawful Entry after Deportation

DAVENPORT, IA – On August 29, 2016, Franklin Alberto Mendez Alvarado, 31, of Honduras, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 30 months in prison for unlawful entry after deportation, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Mendez Alvarado was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims’ Fund. Mendez Alvarado will be turned over to Homeland Security and deported upon completion of his term of imprisonment.

Mendez Alvarado pleaded guilty to unlawful entry after deportation on May 17, 2016. Mendez Alvarado had previously been deported from the United States to Honduras on December 23, 2014, and re-entered the United States without prior approval.

Previously, on April 4, 2014, Mendez Alvarado pled guilty to Illegal Alien in Possession of a Firearm and Visa Fraud in the Western District of Missouri, and was sentenced on October 16, 2014, to time served and placed on supervised release for three years. Mendez Alvarado was deported to Honduras on December 23, 2014. On August 29, 2016, Mendez Alvarado admitted to violating his prior term of supervised release for returning to the United States and was sentenced to six months imprisonment. This term of imprisonment was ordered to be served consecutively to the 30 months imposed on the above case.

This matter was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa as part of the Project Safe Neighborhood initiative.

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Immigration
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Updated August 31, 2016