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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Salvadoran National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that LOUIS ADALBERTO MORADIAGA, age 44, a citizen of El Salvador, was sentenced today after pleading guilty to a one-count Indictment.

U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced MORADIAGA to 6 months imprisonment followed by 1 year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  At the completion of the MORADIAGA’s term of imprisonment, he shall be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to the Indictment, 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. 

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.

Updated June 24, 2015