Honduran National Sentenced for Being an Illegal Alien in Possession of a Firearm

According to court documents, on April 26, 2023, the Mandeville Police Department responded to a call by an individual who advised them that her ex-boyfriend, SANCHEZ MORADEL, was trying to enter her residence in Mandeville, Louisiana. Police observed a white 2016 Chevrolet Silverado bearing a Texas plate leaving the apartment complex. Mandeville Police stopped the vehicle and detained the driver who was identified as SANCHEZ MORADEL.

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JOSE SANCHEZ-MORADEL, age 36, a native of Honduras, was sentenced on April 30, 2024 for being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(5)(A), announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans. He was sentenced to three years probation. Based on SANCHEZ-MORADELs immigration status, SANCHEZ MORADEL shall not reenter the United States without the prior written permission of the Secretary of Homeland Security if deported.

US Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency and the Mandeville Police Department in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Carter K.D. Guice, Jr. is in charge of the prosecution.

The complaining witness advised police that the defendant forcibly entered her residence through her sliding glass door on the side of the building. Police confirmed that SANCHEZ-MORDAEL was the individual in the truck stopped by other police officers on Monroe Street. SANCHEZ MORADEL was placed under arrest. A handgun magazine containing ten 22LR rounds was located in his shorts pocket. Officers also located on SANCHEZ MORADEL a Husky multi tool knife with a damaged blade tip. Officers conducted a search of his vehicle incidental to arrest and located inside the center console a Glock Model G44, 22LR caliber handgun, which was manufactured in another state and shipped in interstate commerce to Louisiana.