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Press Release

Mexican National Indicted for Illegal Reentry

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that NAZARIO HERNANDEZ-MALDONADO, age 53, from Mexico, was charged today in a one-count Indictment with illegal reentry into the United States after having been previously deported.

According to the indictment, on January 23, 2015, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents encountered HERNANDEZ-MALDONADO in Lafourche.  Records showed he had been previously deported from the United States to Mexico on both August 8, 1998, and July 1, 2000.

If convicted, HERNANDEZ-MALDONADO faces a maximum term of two years imprisonment, 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 Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Department in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Veters is in charge of the prosecution.


Updated September 2, 2015