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

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Honduran National Indicted for Illegal Re-Entry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ALEX OBDULIO CRUZ-MATUTE, age 45, was charged today in a one-count Indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

According to the Indictment, CRUZ-MATUTE reentered the United States after he was previously deported on October 11, 2007.  If convicted, CRUZ-MATUTE 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 the United States Department of Homeland Security in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated April 28, 2016