Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Re-Entry of Removed Alien and Illegal Use of a Social Security Number

Mar 19, 2024

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today that ALAN RONEY MATUTE-MENDOZA, a/k/a “Allan M. Matute,” a/k/a “Alan Mendoza,” a/k/a “Jonathan Ramos Mendoza,” age 37, a native of Honduras, pled guilty on March 12, 2024 to illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a), and illegal use of a Social Security Number, in violation of Title 42, United States Code, Section 408(a)(7)(B).

According to court records, MATUTE-MENDOZA reentered the United States after being previously deported on June 19, 2017. For this offense, MATUTE-MENDOZA faces up to two years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, up to one year of supervised release, and payment of a mandatory $100 special assessment fee. Additionally, on or about June 25, 2021, MATUTE-MENDOZA was found to be illegally using a social security number that was not his. For this offense, MATUTE-MENDOZA faces up to five (5) years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000.00, up to three years of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00.   

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Office of the Inspector General for the Social Security Administration in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Katherine Kaufman of the General Crimes Unit is in charge of the prosecution.

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