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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Honduran National Charged with Illegal Reentry into the United States

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that EDUIN ALEXANDER BETANCOURTH-SALGADO, age 26, from Honduras, was charged today in a one-count Indictment with illegal reentry into the United States after having been previously deported.

According to the Indictment, BETANCOURTH-SALGADO was found by Homeland Security Investigation agents in the Eastern District of Louisiana after records showed on April 15, 2011, he had been previously deported from the United States to Honduras.

If convicted, BETANCOURTH-SALGADO 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 Homeland Security Investigation agents in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Veters is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated December 4, 2014