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Honduran National Indicted for Illegal Re-Entry, Faces Enhanced Sentence for Prior Felony Conviction

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

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane Evans announced today that ALVARO LUIS ALCERRO-BANEGAS (“ALCERRO-BANEGAS”), age 37, was indicted on April 4, 2024 for illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a) and Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(b)(1).

According to the indictment, ALCERRO-BANEGAS, reentered the United States after being previously deported on September 2, 2022. If convicted, ALCERRO-BANEGAS faces up to two years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, up to one year of supervised release, and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee. However, because of his prior felony conviction, ALCERRO-BANEGAS also faces a sentencing enhancement of up to 10 years imprisonment.

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 and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carter K.D. Guice, Jr. is in charge of the prosecution.

 

Contact

Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated April 10, 2024

Topic
Immigration