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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Honduran National Charged With Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ERIC SAMUEL MOTINO-ALVAREZ, age 27, a citizen of Honduras with a prior felony conviction, was charged today in a one-count Indictment with illegal reentry of a removed alien.

According to the indictment, MOTINO-ALVAREZ reentered the United States on or about January 29, 2015, after having been previously removed on October 2, 2009.

If convicted, MOTINO-ALVAREZ faces an enhanced maximum term of imprisonment of twenty 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 in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated September 2, 2015