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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 7, 2014

Honduran Man, Ricky Guiti, Charged With Immigration Offense

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that RICKY GUITI, age 29, 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, GUITI was previously removed from the United States on October 27, 2011. GUITI was found in the Eastern District of Louisiana on October 5, 2014, 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, GUITI faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, 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.  Assistant United States Attorney Jon Maestri is in charge of the prosecution.

(Download Indictment )

Updated November 18, 2014