PEDRO FERNANDEZ-GARCIA INDICTED ON ILLEGAL RE-ENTRY CHARGE
PEDRO FERNANDEZ-GARCIA, age 40, a citizen of Mexico, 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 Dana J. Boente.
According to court documents, on or about December 5, 2012, FERNANDEZ, an alien who had previously been removed from the United States, was found in the United States, in Jefferson Parish 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, FERNANDEZ, who was convicted of a felony prior to his previous removal, faces a maximum term of ten (10) years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, and three (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.
The case was investigated by U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) - Enforcement and Removal Operations. The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U. S. Attorney Robert Weir.
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