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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, Jose Hernandez-hernandez, Charged With Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JOSE HERNANDEZ-HERNANDEZ, age 35, a citizen of Honduras, was charged today in a one-count indictment with illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of 8 U.S.C. ' 1326(a).

According to the indictment, HERNANDEZ-HERNANDEZ reentered the United States after having been previously removed on July 26, 2013. 

If convicted, HERNANDEZ-HERNANDEZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, a maximum fine of $250,000, a maximum term of supervised release of one year, 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, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Removal Operations in investigating this matter.  Assistant U. S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.

(Download Indictment )

Updated November 18, 2014