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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Honduran National Charged with Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JOSE EDGARDO CANALES-MADRID, age 25, a citizen of Honduras, was charged today in a one-count Bill of Information with illegal reentry of a removed alien.

According to the Bill of Information, CANALES-MADRID reentered the United States on or about December 1, 2014, after having been previously removed therefrom on or about October 6, 2011.

If convicted, CANALES-MADRID faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, a fine of up to $250,000, one year supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment.

U. S. Attorney Polite reiterated that a Bill of Information 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 Customs and Border Protection in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Irene González is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated September 2, 2015