NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser announced yesterday that EDWIN RAMON HERNANDEZ-ELVIR, age 39, was charged in a one-count indictment for reentry of deported alien, in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1326(a).
According to the indictment, EDWIN RAMON HERNANDEZ-ELVIR reentered the United States after he was previously deported on January 2, 2003.
If convicted, EDWIN RAMON HERNANDEZ-ELVIR 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 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 Department of Homeland Security in investigating this matter. Assistant U. S. Attorney Irene Gonzalez is in charge of the prosecution.
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