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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Honduran Man Charged With Illegal Re-Entry

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that OMAR ELI PEREZ-MURCIA, age 35, a native of Honduras, was charged Thursday, March 18, 2019 in a one-count indictment with illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

According to the indictment, PEREZ-MURCIA was previously removed from the United States on April 4, 2006. He was later found in the Eastern District of Louisiana on February 22, 2019 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, PEREZ-MURCIA faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 2 years, a fine of $250,000, one year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee.

U.S. Attorney Strasser 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 Strasser praised the work of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Carter K.D. Guice, Jr. is in charge of the prosecution.

 

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Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated March 19, 2019