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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 19, 2013

Ivan Gabriel Castro-alvarez Indicted For Illegal Reentry

IVAN GABRIEL CASTRO-ALVAREZ, age 29, a citizen of Honduras, was charged in a one-count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury today with illegal reentry by an alien previously removed, announced U. S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.

According to the indictment, on or about June 28, 2013, CASTRO-ALVAREZ, an alien who had previously been removed from the United States, was found in the United States, within the Eastern District of Louisiana, without having obtained consent from the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reapply for admission to the United States.

If convicted, CASTRO-ALVAREZfaces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, a fine of $250,000 and one year of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

U. S. Attorney Boente reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case was investigated by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations (ICE).  The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney David Haller.

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