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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 3, 2014

Honduran Man, Alfredo Varela-hernandez, Charged With Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ALFREDO VARELA-HERNANDEZ, age 35, a citizen of Honduras who recently resided in Kenner, Louisiana, was charged yesterday in a one-count bill of information with illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of 8 U.S.C. ' 1326(a).

According to the bill of information, VARELA-HERNANDEZ reentered the United States after having been previously removed on two occasions.  

If convicted, VARELA-HERNANDEZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, a fine of up to $250,000, one year supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment.

U. S. Attorney Polite reiterated that a bill of information 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 Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Custom Enforcement and Removal Operations in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Irene Gonzàlez is in charge of the prosecution.

(Download Bill of Information )

Updated November 18, 2014