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Canadian Man chaged with unlawful reentry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July1o, 2012

Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, today announced an information was filed against Joseph Matthew Mclennan, age 41, of Canada.

The information charges Mclennan with being illegally present in the United States on June 13, 2012, having unlawfully re-entered after a prior deportation.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The investigating agency in this case is the United States Border Patrol, Port Clinton, Ohio. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Ava Dustin.

An information is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

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