Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that REYNALDO BRAN FONSECA, age 36, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty today to a three-count Indictment charging him with illegal reentry of a removed alien and possession of firearms by an illegal alien.
According to court documents, FONSECA reentered the United States after he was previously deported on November 5, 2010. The Indictment also alleges that FONSECA illegally possessed a Colt .357 revolver on February 22, 2016 and a Glock semi-automatic pistol on April 7, 2016.
FONSECA 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. On the weapons possession, FONSECA faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years, a maximum fine of $250,000, a maximum term of supervised release of three years, and a mandatory $100 special assessment. U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon set sentencing for July 20, 2017.
Acting U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.