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Honduran illegal caught drunk in Iowa sentenced to prison for reentering the United States


This news story was published on November 16, 2018.
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SIOUX CITY – A man entered the United States illegally from Honduras was sentenced on November 13, 2018, to three months’ in prison.

Denis Orlando Orellana-Martinez, age 32, from Honduras, received the sentence after a September 18, 2018, guilty plea to one count of illegal re-entry.

At the guilty plea, Orellana-Martinez admitted he had illegally entered the United States from Honduras in 2012, after previously being deported. On August 23, 2018, Orellana-Martinez was arrested for public intoxication in Sioux County, Iowa.

Orellana-Martinez was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand. Orellana-Martinez was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment. He must also serve a 1-year term of supervised release after the prison term.

Orellana-Martinez is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin C. Fletcher and investigated by Enforcement and Removal Office of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau.

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