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Honduran National Charged with Illegal Reentry into the United States

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that NAPTALI ESCOBAR-ARTURO, age 37, 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, ESCOBAR-ARTURO was found by Border Patrol agents in the Eastern District of Louisiana after records showed he had been previously deported from the United States to Honduras on October 13, 2009, September 30, 2010, and June 9, 2014.

If convicted, ESCOBAR-ARTURO 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 Border Patrol agents in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory M. Kennedy is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated February 4, 2016