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

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Illegally Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that NATANAEL MORALES-TRINIDAD, a/k/a Samael Morales, a/k/a Natanael K. Morales, a/k/a Nathaniel Morales, age 46, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty today to a one-count Bill of Information for illegal reentry.

According to the Bill of Information, on or about May 1, 2016, MORALES-TRINIDAD was found in the United States after having been officially deported and removed on or about May 8, 2013, after a conviction for cocaine possession.

MORALES-TRINIDAD faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years and a fine of $250,000, three years supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100.00 special assessment.   U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan set sentencing for October 5, 2016.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration Enforcement in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Irene González is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated July 6, 2016