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Press Release

Salvadoran National Sentenced for Immigration Offense

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that FRANCISCO MENDOZA-ZAVALA, age 41, a citizen of El Salvador, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien.

U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon sentenced MENDOZA-ZAVALA to time served, followed by one year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee.  MENDOZA-ZAVALA will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to court documents, on March 30, 2016, MENDOZA-ZAVALA was found in the United States after having been previously deported from the United States on September 6, 2012.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Jon Maestri was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated July 7, 2016