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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 5, 2013

Lazaro Carbajal-aviles Indicted For Illegal Reentry

LAZARO CARBAJAL-AVILES, age 41, a citizen of Mexico, was charged in a one-count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury today illegal reentry by an alien previously removed, announced U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.

According to the indictment, on or about February 27, 2013, CARBAJAL, 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, CARBAJAL, who was convicted of a felony prior to his previous removal, faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years, a fine of $250,000 and 3 years 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, Homeland Security Investigations with the assistance of the Louisiana State Police and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.  The prosecution is being handled by Special Assistant United States Attorney Robert Weir.

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