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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Nestor Alberto Duran-esquivel Sentenced For Illegal Reentry

NESTOR ALBERTO DURAN-ESQUIVEL, age 39, a citizen of El Salvador was sentenced today in federal court by U. S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan, announced U.S. Attorney Dana Boente.  DURAN was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment.  In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Berrigan ordered that DURAN be placed on three years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of supervised release.

According to court documents, on October 10, 2012, DURAN pled guilty to a one-count indictment admitting he was an alien who was previously removed and was knowingly and unlawfully found in the United States, in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana on June 9, 2012, without the Attorney General or Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, having expressly consented to his re-application for admission into the United States.  DURAN’s sentence was subject to enhancement based on a previous aggravated felony conviction.

This case was investigated by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations.  The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Robert Weir.