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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Honduran Man, Jason Guzman-urquia, Charged With Immigration Offense

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JASON GUZMAN-URQUIA, age 36, a native of Honduras, was indicted today by a federal grand jury for reentering the United States without permission, after previously having been deported.

According to court documents, on August 2, 2007, GUZMAN-URQUIA was previously removed from the United States. On October 22, 2014, GUZMAN-URQUIA was found in the Eastern District of Louisiana 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, GUZMAN-URQUIA faces a maximum term of two years imprisonment, as well as a fine of $250,000.  

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

(Download Indictment )

Updated November 18, 2014