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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 15, 2015

Honduran National Indicted for Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ANGEL ENO CORNEJO-MORENO, age 40, a citizen of Honduras, was charged today in a one-count Indictment with illegal reentry into the United States after having been previously deported.

According to the Indictment, CORNEJO-MORENO was encountered by Immigration & Customs Enforcement agents in the Eastern District of Louisiana on December 8, 2014, after records showed he had been previously deported from the United States to Honduras on January 26, 2009.

If convicted, CORNEJO-MORENO 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 Immigration & Customs Enforcement and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Department in investigating this matter.  Assistant U. S. Attorney Rick Veters is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated September 2, 2015