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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Brazilian Removed Three Times From US Charged With Illegal Re-entry After Deportation

PITTSBURGH - An alien found in Pittsburgh has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of illegal re-entry after deportation, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment named Valber Silva-Brito, 26, of Brazil, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, Valber Silva-Brito, an alien, was formally removed from the United States by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Oct. 16, 2007, Jan. 10, 2008 and Sept. 16, 2010. Valber Silva-Brito was found to be illegally present in Pittsburgh on June 9, 2013.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of two years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Paul E. Hull is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated July 14, 2015