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POLISH CITIZEN CHARGED WITH WILLFULLY FAILING TO COMPLY WITH DEPORTATION

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

BOSTON, Mass. - A Polish citizen who is a resident of Rhode Island, was charged today in federal court with willfully refusing to obtain travel documents after being ordered deported from the United States.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Bruce Chadbourne, Field Office Director for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations, announced today that Wlodimierz Miszczuk, 72, of Greenville, Rhode Island, was charged in a five-count indictment with willfully refusing to obtain travel documents after being ordered deported from the U.S.

The indictment alleges that, on February 12, 2008, an immigration judge ordered Miszczuk deported to his native Poland, based on his criminal convictions for an aggravated felony and for domestic violence. The indictment further alleges that Miszczuk has refused, on at least five occasions since then, to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and with the Polish Embassy in completing travel documents that would allow the U.S. to deport him.

If convicted on these charges, Miszczuk faces up to 10 years imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine for each charge.

The case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations. It is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jerry R. DeMaio of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.

The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

 

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