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Columbian National Pleads Guilty to Illegally Reentry

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ANTONIO CAICEO-VALENCIA, age 42, a citizen of Columbia, pled guilty yesterday to a one-count Indictment for illegal reentry of removed alien.

According to the Indictment, on or about November 20, 2014, CAICEO-VALENCIA was found in the United States after having been officially deported and removed on or about December 27, 2010. 

CAICEO-VALENCIA faces an enhanced maximum term of imprisonment of twenty years, a fine of $250,000, three years supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment.   U.S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan set sentencing for May 6, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration  and Customs Enforcement and Removal Operations in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated January 29, 2015