Nicaraguan Man Charged With Illegal Re-Entry
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana
According to the indictment, PINEDA was previously removed from the United States on May 11, 2011. He was later found in the Eastern District of Louisiana on January 31, 2019 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, PINEDA faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 2 years, a fine of $250,000, one year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee.
U.S. Attorney Strasser 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 Strasser praised the work of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Carter K.D. Guice, Jr. is in charge of the prosecution.
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Updated February 25, 2019