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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Illegal Alien, Juan Carlos Moscoso-cardenas, Indicted For Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JUAN CARLOS MOSCOSO-CARDENAS, age 28, a citizen of Honduras, was charged today in a one-count indictment with illegal reentry by an alien previously removed.

According to the indictment, on or about October 15, 2014, LOPEZ-VELASQUEZ, an alien who had previously been removed from the United States, was found in the United States, within the Eastern District of Louisiana, without having obtained consent from the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reapply for admission to the United States.

If convicted, JUAN CARLOS MOSCOSO-CARDENAS, faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, a fine of $ 250,000 and one year of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

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 Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”) for investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney David Haller is in charge of the prosecution.

(Download Indictment )

Updated November 18, 2014