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

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Nicaraguan National Sentenced in Federal Court for Illegal Reentry

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