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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Honduran Man Charged with Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that EDIN ANTONIO PLEITES-ZAMORA, age 24, a citizen of Honduras who most recently resides in Houma, Louisiana, was charged today in a one-count Indictment with illegal reentry of a removed alien.

According to the Indictment, PLEITES-ZAMORA reentered the United States on or about November 4, 2014, after having been previously removed on May 25, 2012.

If convicted, PLEITES-ZAMORA faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, a maximum fine of $250,000, one year of supervised release of one year following any term of incarceration, and a mandatory $100 special assessment.

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 Department of Homeland Security, United States Border Patrol in investigating this matter.  Assistant U. S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated November 21, 2014