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

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Deported Alien Charged With Re-entering U.S. Illegally

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A citizen of Mexico has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of re-entry into the United States after deportation, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The indictment, returned on May 7, named Sotero Gomez Alvarado, 35, formerly from Mexico, as the sole defendant.

According to indictment, on April 16, 2013, Alvarodo, an alien, who had been removed from the United States on Aug. 18, 2006, was found in Pittsburgh without having been given permission to re-enter the United States.

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 Shardul S. Desai is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

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

Updated July 14, 2015