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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Honduran Charged with Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that MARLIN CACERES-GUERRERO, age 28, a native of Honduras, was charged today in a one-count Indictment with illegal entry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

 

According to the Indictment, CACERES-GUERRERO, was previously removed from the United States on May 3, 2013. He was later found in the Eastern District of Louisiana on February 21, 2017, and had not received permission from the Attorney General of the United States or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reenter.

 

If convicted, CACERES-GUERRERO faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, a fine of $250,000, one year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee.

 

U.S. Attorney Polite reiterated that an Indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Jon Maestri is in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated March 2, 2017