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Press Release

Honduran National Indicted for Illegal Re-Entry

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

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today that LUIS ALFREDO LEZAMA-RAMIREZ, a/k/a “Luis Ramirez,” a/k/a “Luis Danny Lezame-Ramirez,” a/k/a “Luis Silva-Sanchez,” a/k/a “Luis Silva,” age 45, was charged in a one-count indictment on August 12, 2022 with illegal reentry of a removed alien in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

According to the indictment, LUIS ALFREDO LEZAMA-RAMIREZ (“LEZAMA-RAMIREZ”) reentered the United States after he was previously deported on June 8, 2018.  If convicted, LEZAMA-RAMIREZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, a maximum fine of up to $250,000, a maximum term of supervised release of up to one year, and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee.

U. S. Attorney Duane Evans 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 Evans praised the work of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement in investigating this matter.  Assistant U. S. Attorney Carter K. D. Guice, Jr. is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated August 15, 2022