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

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Honduran National Charged with Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that EDY GARCIA-BANEGAS, age 32, a citizen of Honduras, was charged today in a one-count bill of information with illegal reentry of a removed alien after deportation, in violation of 8 U.S.C. ' 1326.

According to the bill of information, EDY GARCIA-BANEGAS reentered the United States prior to on or about December 14, 2017, after having been previously removed therefrom on or about January 6, 2012.  

If convicted, EDY GARCIA-BANEGAS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, a fine of up to $250,000.00, one year supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment.

U. S. Attorney Evans reiterated that a bill of information 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 Irene González is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated February 6, 2018