Hector Rodriguez-Rodriguez Charged With Illegal Re-Entry

El Salvadoran National, Hector Rodriguez-Rodriguez Charged With Illegal Re-Entry of a Deported Alien Previously Convicted of a Felony

NEW ORLEANS (STL.News) U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today that HECTOR RODRIGUEZ-RODRIGUEZ, age 55, was charged in a one-count bill of information for reentry of a deported alien previously convicted of a felony, in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1326(a)and (b)(2).

According to the bill of information, HECTOR RODRIGUEZ-RODRIGUEZ reentered the United States after he was previously deported on October 27, 1992.  Furthermore, on or about May 29, 2019, the defendant was convicted of illegal possession of less than two grams of cocaine and aggravated battery in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana.

If convicted, HECTOR RODRIGUEZ-RODRIGUEZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of twenty years, a maximum fine of $250,000, a maximum term of supervised release of three years, and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee.

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 in investigating this matter.  Assistant U. S. Attorney Irene Gonzalez is in charge of the prosecution.