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Mexican National Indicted for Illegal Re-Entry

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

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that MIGUEL TERRAZAS-ORDONEZ, age 40, was charged today in a one-count Indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a).


According to the indictment, TERRAZAS-ORDONEZ reentered the United States after he was previously deported on December 28, 2000. The Indictment contains a Notice of Sentencing Enhancement due to TERRAZAS-ORDONEZ having a prior conviction in the District Court of Iowa, Keokuk County, for Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana.


If convicted, TERRAZAS-ORDONEZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of twenty years, a maximum fine of $250,000, a maximum term of supervised release of three years, and a mandatory $100 special assessment.


Acting 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.

Updated June 9, 2017