Mexican Man Charged with Illegal Re-entry
According to the Indictment, LOPEZ was previously removed from the United States on July 31, 2014. He was later found in the Eastern District of Louisiana on April 19, 2018, and had not received permission from the Attorney General of the United States or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reenter.
If convicted, LOPEZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of twenty years, a fine of $250,000, three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee.
U.S. Attorney Evans 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 Evans praised the work of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Jon Maestri is in charge of the prosecution.