ALIEN INDICTED ON ONE COUNT OF ILLEGAL RE-ENTRY
JUAN ANTONIO HERRERA-BAUTISTA, age 32, a resident of Honduras, was charged in a one-count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury for illegal re-entry by an alien previously removed, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.
According to court documents, on August 15, 2010, HERRERA, an alien who had previously been removed from the United States, was found in Jefferson Parish without the proper consent. It is also alleged that HERRERA has a previous aggravated felony conviction.
If convicted, HERRERA faces a possible maximum sentence of twenty (20) years, a fine of $250,000.00 and three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.
U. S. Attorney Letten reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
The case was investigated by U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U. S. Attorney Robert Weir.
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