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

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Honduran Sentenced For Illegal Re-Entry After Deportation

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced that Omar Oseguera-Cortez, 30, was sentenced on March 16, 2015 to the time he has served in custody for the federal felony offense of re-entering the U.S. unlawfully after two previous deportations.

Oseguera-Cortez is a Honduran national. At his change of plea hearing, Oseguera-Cortez admitted that he had been previously deported to Honduras in 2007 and 2009.

Oseguera-Cortez had served more than two months in custody prior to his sentence hearing. Oseguera-Cortez was originally arrested by Madison County Sheriff’s deputies on January 6, 2015, for criminal damage to property. Oseguera-Cortez will now be remanded to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) for deportation.

The investigation which resulted in Oseguera-Cortez’s arrest and conviction was conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Garrison.

Updated March 17, 2015