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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Mexican Citizen, Antonio Rodriguez-gallardo, Charged With Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ANTONIO RODRIGUEZ-GALLARDO, age 32, a citizen of Mexico and most recently residing in Houma, Louisiana, was charged today in a one-count indictment with illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of 8 U.S.C. ' 1326(a).

According to the indictment, RODRIGUEZ-GALLARDO reentered the United States on or about September 4, 2014 after having been previously removed on October 29, 2012. 

If convicted, RODRIGUEZ-GALLARDO 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.

U. S. Attorney Polite reiterated that an 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 United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Removal Operations in investigating this matter.  Assistant U. S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.

(Download Indictment )

Updated November 18, 2014