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Press Release

Colombian National Sentenced for Immigration Offense

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that MARCELINO OLAVE-GRANJA, age 46, a citizen of Colombia, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien.

U.S. District Court Judge Susie Morgan sentenced OLAVE-GRANJA to 10 months imprisonment, followed by one year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee.  OLAVE-GRANJA will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to court documents, on June 11, 2015, OLAVE-GRANJA was found in the United States after having been previously deported from the United States on June 9, 1998.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of United States Customs and Border Protection agents in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Jon Maestri was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated April 13, 2016