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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Honduran National Charged with Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ANGEL GUZMAN-RODRIGUEZ, age 27, a citizen of Honduras, was charged today in a one-count Indictment with illegal reentry of a removed alien.

According to the Indictment, GUZMAN-RODRIGUEZ reentered the United States after having been previously deported on March 9, 2012. 

If convicted, GUZMAN-RODRIGUEZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of twenty years, a maximum fine of $250,000, a maximum term of supervised release of three years, 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 Immigration and Customs Enforcement in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated December 1, 2016