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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Honduran National Indicted for Violations of the Federal Gun Control Act

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JORGE EDUARDO VALLEJO, age 37, a citizen of Honduras, was charged today in a one-count Indictment for violations of the Federal Gun Control Act.

According to the Indictment, on or about July 12, 2014, VALLEJO, an alien illegally in the United States, was found in possession of a SCCY, Model CPX-2, 9mm semi-automatic pistol. 

If convicted of these charges, VALLEJO faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years, a fine of $250,000, three years supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment. 

U.S. Attorney Polite reiterated that the 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 Homeland Security Investigations of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated May 12, 2016