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Honduran National Charged With Illegal Reentry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that JOAQUIN ENRIQUE LOPEZ-JIRON, age 33, a citizen of Honduras, was charged on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in a one-count bill of information with illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of 8 U.S.C. ' 1326.

According to the bill of information, JOAQUIN ENRIQUE LOPEZ-JIRON reentered the United States in or about 2019, after having been previously removed therefrom on or about April 15, 2011.

If convicted, JOAQUIN ENRIQUE LOPEZ-JIRON faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, a fine of up to $250,000.00, one year supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment.

U. S. Attorney Strasser 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 Strasser praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Irene González is in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated July 15, 2019