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Man indicted for illegal reentry

Dec. 3, 2013

Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, today announced that a federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Oscar Mejia Gomez, age 29, of Honduras, with illegal re-entry into the United States after deportation.

The indictment charges that or about November 7, 2013, Gomez , an alien, was found in the United States after having been deported on or about August 11, 2011, at or near the Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport, Mesa, Arizona, and not having obtained the express consent of the Secretary of Homeland Security to reapply for admission to the United States.

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 violations.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and, in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations.  The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David M. Toepfer.


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