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Press Release

Nicaraguan National Sentenced in Federal Court for Illegal Reentry

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that NORWIN CASTELLON-LOPEZ, age 32, a citizen of Nicaragua, was sentenced today after having pled guilty to a one-count Indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien.

U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier sentenced CASTELLON-LOPEZ to 14 months imprisonment followed by two years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

According to court documents, on or about July 29, 2014, CASTELLON-LOPEZ, reentered the United States after having been previously removed on December 22, 2010.

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.


Updated December 11, 2014