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

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Columbian National Pleads Guilty to Immigration Offense

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that TEOFILO RIASCOS-OROBIA, age 43, a native of Columbia, pled guilty today to a one-count Indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

According to court documents, RIASCOS-OROBIA was found in the United States on November 21, 2014, after having been previously removed from the United States on June 23, 1997.

RIASCOS-OROBIA faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, as well as a fine of $250,000. U.S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan set sentencing for May 6, 2015.

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

Updated September 2, 2015