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Honduran National Indicted for Possession of Fraudulent Immigration Documents

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

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that DANIEL IGNACIO MEJIA-CASTILLO (MEJIA), age 31, a citizen of the Honduras, was charged on September 18, 2020 in a one-count indictment for possession of fraudulent immigration documents, in violation of 18 U.S.C. ' 1546(a).

According to the indictment, MEJIA was charged with possessing a counterfeit Permanent Resident card that was not assigned to him by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

MEJIA faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years, a fine of up to $250,000.00, two years supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment. 

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Spiro George Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.



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Updated September 22, 2020