ILLEGAL ALIEN INDICTED FOR ILLEGAL RE-ENTRY
GERMAN ALFREDO PERALTA-RIVERA, age 36, a citizen of Honduras, was charged in a one-count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury for illegal re-entry into the United States by a removed alien, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.
According to court documents, on or about August 11, 2011, PERALTA an alien who had previously been removed from the United States, was knowingly and unlawfully found in the United States in Orleans Parish, Louisiana without the Attorney General or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security having expressly consented to his re-application for admission into the United States.
If convicted, PERALTA faces a maximum term of imprisonment of twenty (20) years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, 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 the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Enforcement and Removal Operations. The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U. S. Attorney Joe La Rocca.
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