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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 IVAN MARTINEZ-ESTRADA, “a/k/a “Julio Martinez-Estrada”, a/k/a “Julio Martinez”, age 51, was charged 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, IVAN MARTINEZ-ESTRADA (“MARTINEZ ESTRADA”) reentered the United States after he was previously deported on February 13, 2017.  If convicted, MARTINEZ-ESTRADA 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.  He faces sentencing enhancement of 20 years because of prior felony convictions.

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 October 21, 2022