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Honduran national indicted for illegal re-entry and gun possession

Prosecutors release details of federal indictment (source: Flickr) Prosecutors release details of federal indictment (source: Flickr)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that Reynaldo Fonseca, age 35, was charged today in a three-count indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien and possession of firearms by an illegal alien in violation of several federal statutes.

According to the indictment, Fonseca reentered the United States after he was previously deported on November 5, 2010.  The indictment also alleges that Fonseca illegally possessed a Colt .357 revolver on February 22, 2016 and a Glock semi-automatic pistol on April 7, 2016. 

If convicted of illegal reentry, Fonseca 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.  If convicted of weapons possession, Fonseca faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years, a maximum fine of $250,000, a maximum term of supervised release of three years, 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.  

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