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Honduran National Indicted for Illegal Re-Entry of Removed Alien

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – CARLOS ROBERTO LINARES-MENDEZ (LINARES-MENDEZ), age 44, a native of Honduras, was indicted on March 22, 2024, for illegal re-entry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 8 United States Code, Section 1326(a), announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to the indictment, LINARES-MENDEZ reentered the United States illegally after being previously deported on July 25, 2018.  If convicted, LINARES-MENDEZ faces up to 2 years imprisonment, up to 1 year of supervised release, up to a $250,00 fine, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee. 

U.S. Attorney 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 United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Investigations in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Paul J. Hubbell of the General Crimes Unit is in charge of the prosecution.


Shane Jones 

Community Outreach Coordinator 

U.S. Attorney's Office 

Eastern District of Louisiana

Updated April 1, 2024