News and Press Releases


October 1, 2010

OSCAR GEOVANI BARAHONA-RIVERA, age 24, a resident of Honduras, was charged today 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 the indictment, on approximately September 25, 2010, BARAHONA, an alien who had previously been removed from the United States, was found in Orleans Parish without having obtained the proper consent. It is also alleged that BARAHONA was previously convicted on February 22, 2005 in Broward County, Florida of burglary.

If convicted, BARAHONA faces a maximum possible sentence of ten (10) years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000.00 and three (3) years of supervised release.

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. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Border Patrol. The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U. S. Attorney Robert Weir.

(Download Indictment )




Return to Top

USAO Homepage
USAO Briefing Room
Disaster Fraud Hotline

If you believe you have been a victim of fraud from a person or an organization soliciting relief funds on behalf of storm victims or have knowledge of waste, abuse, or allegations of mismanagement involving disaster relief operations, contact the National Center for Disaster Fraud toll free at: (866) 720-5721. You can also fax information to: (225) 334-4707 or e-mail it to:

Project Safe Childhood

Help us combat the proliferation of sexual exploitation crimes against children.

Stay Connected: Visit us on Twitter

Stay Connected: Visit us on Twitter

Justice 101