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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

El Salvador National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that RAMON ANTONIO SORIANO-CANIZALEZ, age 28, a citizen of El Salvador, pled guilty today to a one-count Indictment charging him with illegal reentry into the United States after having been previously deported.

According to the court documents, SORIANO-CANIZALEZ was encountered by Border Patrol agents in the Eastern District of Louisiana on April 29, 2015, after records showed he had been previously deported from the United States to El Salvador on July 26, 2010.

SORIANO-CANIZALEZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, a maximum fine of $250,000, a maximum term of supervised release of one year, and a mandatory $100 special assessment. U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle set sentencing for September 23, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Border Patrol in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Emily K. Greenfield is in charge of the prosecution.

Ramon Antonio Soriano-Canizalez Factual basis.pdf (1000.42 KB)

Updated June 24, 2015