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

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

U. S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that NORWIN CASTELLON-LOPEZ, age 35, a citizen and national of Nicaragua, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Bill of Information charging him with illegally re-entering the United States having previously been deported as an illegal alien who had been previously convicted of a felony.

According to court documents, CASTELLON-LOPEZ was found in the United States on or about January 11, 2017, after having been previously removed from the United States on December 22, 2010, and October 7, 2015.  Further, on August 30, 2010, CASTELLON-LOPEZ was convicted of a felony in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court. 

United States District Judge Lance M. Africk sentenced CASTELLON-LOPEZ to a term of imprisonment of thirty months, a term of supervised release of three years, and a mandatory $100 special assessment. 

U.S. Attorney Evans 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 July 13, 2018