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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 8, 2018

Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that EDY GARCIA-BANEGAS, age 32, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty today to a one-count Bill of Information for illegal reentry of a removed alien after deportation, in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section  1326.

According to the Bill of Information, EDY GARCIA-BANEGAS reentered the United States on or about December 14, 2017, after having been previously removed therefrom on or about January 6, 2012.  

EDY GARCIA-BANEGAS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, a fine of up to $250,000.00, one year supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment.  U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle set sentencing for April 18, 2018.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Irene González is in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated March 8, 2018