Native Of el Salvador Charged With Immigration Offense
William Ernesto Hernandez-Duran, 29, a citizen of El Salvador, was indicted on July 10,
2012, in a one-count indictment charging him with unlawfully reentering the United States after
having been previously deported, announced Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the
Southern District of Illinois.
The offense occurred on June 25, 2012, in Jackson County. The offense carries a penalty of
up to 2 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and 3 years’ supervised release. Hernandez-Duran is
currently being held without bond pending a September 17, 2012, jury trial.
Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge until proved guilty beyond
a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of a jury.
The case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement which is an agency of
the Department of Homeland Security. The Murphysboro Police Department also assisted in the
The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.