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Salvadoran National Pleads Guilty to Illegally Reentry

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that LUIS ADALBERTO MORADIAGA, age 44, a citizen of El Salvador, pled guilty on today to a one-count Indictment for illegal reentry of removed alien.

According to court records, on or about March 5, 2015, MORADIAGA was found in the United States after having been officially deported and removed on or about August 25, 2000.

MORADIAGA faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, followed by one year of supervised release, a fine of $250,000, and a $100 special assessment.   U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey set sentencing for July 28, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.

Luis Adalberto Moradiaga Factual Basis


Updated September 2, 2015