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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 7, 2015

HONDURAN NATIONAL CHARGED WITH ILLEGAL REENTRY

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JUAN VASQUEZ-ALVARADO, age 47, a citizen of Honduras, was charged today in a one-count Indictment with illegal reentry of a removed alien.

According to the Indictment, VASQUEZ-ALVARADO reentered the United States after having been previously deported on September 5, 2002.  If convicted, VASQUEZ-ALVARADO 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 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 Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution

Updated September 1, 2015