NEW ORLEANS, La. – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that LENIS PADILLA RUIZ, age 31, a citizen of Honduras, was charged Friday, November 30, 2018 in a one-count indictment with illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of 8 U.S.C. ‘ 1326(a).
According to the indictment, LENIS PADILLA RUIZ was previously removed from the United States on or about April 1, 2016. He was later found in the Eastern District of Louisiana on November 19, 2018 and had not received permission from the Attorney General of the United States or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reenter.