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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Honduran Man Sentenced for Illegal Re-entry of a Previously Convicted Felon Alien

 

Gulfport, Miss. – Oscar Alfredo Burgon-Urrea, 39, an illegal alien from Honduras, was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr., for the crime of Unlawful Re-entry By a Removed Alien Previously Convicted of a Felony, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and David Rivera, Field Office Director of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) for the Department of Homeland Security, in New Orleans. Burgon-Urrea pled guilty to the offense on March 7, 2018.

Burgon-Urrea also was sentenced to 3 years of supervised release upon completion of prison term, and will face removal proceedings by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. If Burgon-Urrea were to return again to the United States, after removal and during the term his supervised release, he could face a separate term of imprisonment in addition to any other penalty.

On December 4, 2017, during Department of Homeland Security criminal alien program duties at the Jackson County Adult Detention Center, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") Deportation Officer arrested Burgon-Urrea, an illegal alien from Honduras. He was being held by local officials for public drunkenness, after the Moss Point Police Department found Burgon-Urrea by the side of Interstate 10 in an intoxicated condition.

Further investigation revealed that Burgon-Urrea had been lawfully removed from the United States in 2005, and had illegally re-entered the United States on six subsequent occasions. In 2011, Burgon-Urrea had been convicted in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Del Rio Division, of the offense of Re-entry by a Deported Alien, a felony. It also was learned that the defendant had been known by multiple variations of his name including Oscar Alfredo Burgos-Urrea, Oscar Alredo Burgos Ureea, Oscar Alfredo Burgos, Oscar Burgos and Oscar Alfredo.

U.S. Attorney Hurst praised the cooperation exhibited by the U.S. Department of Homeland

Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Moss Point Police Department, and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. Assistant United States Attorney Stan Harris was the prosecutor for the case.

Updated June 4, 2018