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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Undocumented Alien, Alvaro D. Campos, Charged With Illegal Reentry After Previously Being Deported

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ALVARO D. CAMPOS, age 39, from Guatemala, was charged today in a one-count indictment with illegal reentry into the United States after having been previously deported, in violation of 8 U.S.C. '1326(a).

According to the indictment, CAMPOS was found by United States Border Patrol agents in the Eastern District of Louisiana after records showed he had been previously deported from the United States to Guatemala on November 14, 2013. 

If convicted, CAMPOS 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 Department of Homeland Security and the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Department in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Veters is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated November 18, 2014