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Three men indicted for illegally Re-Entering the U.S.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 20, 2012

Three people have been charged with illegally reentering the United States following deportation, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Oscar Rodea-Haro, aka Oscar Antonio-Rocha, 40, was charged with illegally reentering the United States following his deportation. The indictment alleges that Rodea-Haro is an alien who was previously removed or deported from the United States on July 25, 2011, after having been previously convicted of a felony.

In an unrelated case, Mark Anthony Golding, 48, was charged with illegally reentering the United States following his deportation. The indictment alleges that Golding is an alien who was previously removed or deported from the United States on March 17, 2003, and January 28, 2010, after having been previously convicted for one or more aggravated felonies.

In another unrelated case, ,Anael Palacios-DeLeon, age 30, formerly of Akron, Ohio, was also charged with illegally reentering the United States following his deportation.

The indictment alleges that on October 19, 2012, Anael Palacios-DeLeon illegally reented the United States Following Deportation or Removal subsequent to a conviction for forgery and was stopped in Summit County.

These cases are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Phillip J. Tripi and Gregory C. Sassé , following investigations by agents of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after review of 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.

An indictment 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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