BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A Honduran man was sentenced Friday for the second time by a judge for illegally reentering the country.
According to an announcement from U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Gathe, Jr., a district judge sentenced Franklyn Leonel Venturas-Calderon, 28, of Honduras to 37 months in federal prison.
The Department of Justice said Venturas-Calderon was visited by border patrol agents when he was in custody at the Livingston Parish Detention Center on June 28, 2021. Authorities found that Venturas-Calderon had no lawful status to live, work or reside in the U.S. nor applied for or was granted permission to enter the country, according to the DOJ.
Gathe’s announcement said Venturas-Calderon was previously convicted of aggravated assault with a firearm in Livingston Parish in May.