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

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Nicaraguan National Charged for Illegal Re-Entry of a Removed Alien Previously Convicted of a Felony

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that NORWIN CASTELLON-LOPEZ, age 39, a citizen of Nicaraguan, was charged today in a one-count Bill of Information with illegally re-entering the United States having previously been deported as an illegal alien and having previously been convicted of a felony.


U.S. Attorney Polite reiterated that the Bill of Information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.


CASTELLON-LOPEZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years, a fine of $250,000 and up to three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.


U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael M. Simpson is in charge of the prosecution.


Updated February 2, 2017