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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

Monday, February 12, 2018

California Man Charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that ROT VAN NGUYEN, a/k/a “Minh Dung,” a/k/a “Minh Dung Duong,” age 56, of San Jose, California, was charged today with one count of failure to register as a sex offender under the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

According to court documents, NGUYEN was arrested in December 2017 in New Orleans after having departed California in November 2015.  After traveling to New Orleans, NGUYEN failed to register with local authorities as required by SORNA.  If convicted, NGUYEN faces a maximum term of 10 years in prison and a $250,000.00 fine.  He also would have to be sentenced to a term of supervised release of between 5 years and life.

U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that the bill of information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Marshal’s Service and the Louisiana State Police in this matter.  He extended his thanks to California Division of Parole Operations, the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office for their assistance.  Assistant United States Attorney Matthew Payne is in charge of prosecution.

Updated February 12, 2018