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

Friday, April 6, 2018

Honduran National Charged with Violations of the Federal Gun Control Act

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that ELMER JAVIER ACOSTA-MEJIA, age 27, a citizen of Honduras, was charged in a two-count indictment for violations of the Federal Gun Control Act.

According to the indictment, ACOSTA-MEJIA, an alien illegally present in the United States, possessed two firearms.  ACOSTA-MEJIA is prohibited from possessing any firearm because he is an alien illegally in the United States

For each charge, ACOSTA-MEJIA faces a maximum term of imprisonment of not more than ten years, a fine of $250,000.00, and a mandatory special assessment of $100.00.  Additionally, ACOSTA-MEJIA is subject to a period of supervised release after imprisonment of up to three years.

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.


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Updated April 6, 2018