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Press Release

Honduran National Charged with Illegal Reentry

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

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that CARLOS ALBERTO PINEDA-CANTOR, age 40, a citizen of Honduras, was charged today in a one-count Bill of Information with illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 8 U.S.C. Section 1326(a).


According to the Bill of information, PINEDA-CANTOR reentered the United States on or about December 31, 2016 after having been previously removed therefrom on or about December 26, 2007.


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


Acting U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that a Bill of Information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.


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

Updated May 19, 2017