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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 3, 2014

Nicaraguan Man, Norwin Castellon-lopez, Pleads Guilty To Illegally Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that NORWIN CASTELLON-LOPEZ, age 32, a citizen of Nicaragua who recently resided in New Orleans, pled guilty yesterday to a one-count indictment for illegal reentry of removed alien.

According to the indictment, on or about July 29, 2014, CASTELLON-LOPEZ was found in the United States after having been officially deported and removed on or about December 22, 2010.  

CASTELLON-LOPEZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years and a fine of $250,000, or the greater of twice the gross gain to the defendant, one year supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment.   U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier set sentencing for December 11, 2014.

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

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Updated November 18, 2014