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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Salvadorian National Charged With Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that LUIS ADALBERTO MORADIAGA, age 44, a citizen of El Salvador, was charged today in a one-count Indictment with illegal reentry of a removed alien.

According to the indictment, MORADIAGA reentered the United States after having been previously deported on August 25, 2000.  If convicted, MORADIAGA faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years, a maximum fine of $250,000, a maximum term of supervised release of one year, and a mandatory $100 special assessment.

U. S. Attorney Polite reiterated that an Indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency in investigating this matter.  Assistant U. S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.

Luis Adalberto Moradiaga Indictment

Updated September 2, 2015