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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 8, 2018

Mexican National Charged with Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that RAMIRO MARTINEZ-RAMIREZ, age 43, a citizen of Mexico, was charged today in a one-count indictment with illegal reentry of a removed alien after deportation, in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

According to the indictment, on February 16, 2018, RAMIRO MARTINEZ-RAMIREZ was found to have reentered the United States after having been previously removed.

If convicted, RAMIRO MARTINEZ-RAMIREZ faces a term of imprisonment of up to ten years, a fine of up to $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release after imprisonment.

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

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated March 8, 2018