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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Salvadorian National Indicted for Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that RAMON ANTONIO SORIANO-CANIZALEZ, age 28, a citizen of El Salvador, was charged today in a one-count Indictment with illegal reentry into the United States after having been previously deported.

According to the Indictment, SORIANO-CANIZALEZ was encountered by Immigration & Customs Enforcement agents in the Eastern District of Louisiana on April 29, 2015, after records showed he had been previously deported from the United States to El Salvador on July 26, 2010.

If convicted, SORIANO-CANIZALEZ 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 Immigration & Customs Enforcement.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Emily K. Greenfield is in charge of the prosecution.

Ramon Antonio Soriano-Canizalez Indictment.pdf (124.17 KB)

Updated September 2, 2015