Eastern District of Louisiana | Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Re-Entry


NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today that on November 7, 2023 HUGO BRIAN FUENTAS-EGUIGURENS (“FUENTAS-EGUIGURENS”), age 27, plead guilty on November 7, 2023 to illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

According to court documents,  FUENTAS-EGUIGURENS  reentered the United States after being previously deported on April 26, 2019.  On March 31, 2023, FUENTES-EGUIGURENS was arrested by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office on March 31, 2023 and found to be unlawfully present in the United States by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  It was also discovered that FUENTES-EGUIGURENS had previous convictions for simple escape, burglary and resisting arrest by using a false identification.

FUENTAS-EGUIGURENS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, a maximum fine of up to $250,000, a maximum term of supervised release of up to one year, and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee. 

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carter K.D. Guice, Jr. of the General Crimes Unit is in charge of the prosecution.


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