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El Salvadorian National Sentenced to Eight Months for Felony Illegal Re-Entry

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

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser announced today that MARLON TORRES-HERRERA, an El Salvadorian national, age 50, was sentenced to credit for time served on a one-count indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a) by U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance. He was originally arrested on November 14, 2019 by federal immigration authorities and had served over (8) eight months in jail prior to being sentenced today. He will be deported once again.

According to the indictment, MARLON TORRES-HERRERA (“TORRES”), a citizen of El Salvador reentered the United States after he was previously deported on May 16, 2011.  TORRES faced 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.  He pled guilty on June 24, 2020.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security in investigating this matter.  Assistant U. S. Attorney Carter K. D. Guice, Jr. is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated July 29, 2020