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Press Release

Mexican National Charged with Illegal Reentry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JAIRO JACIEL JIMENEZ-HERNANDEZ, age 29, a citizen of Mexico, was charged today in a one-count Indictment with illegal reentry of a removed alien.

According to the Indictment, JIMENEZ-HERNANDEZ reentered the United States on or about August 30, 2015, after having been previously deported on May 17, 2012.  If convicted, JIMENEZ-HERNANDEZ 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 Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.


Updated February 4, 2016