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Elyria man charged with illegal reentry

Feb. 15, 2013

A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Natividad Mundo, age 51, formerly of Elyria, Ohio, with illegally reentering the United States following her deportation, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The indictment alleges that on April 17, 2012, Natividad Mundo was removed and deported from the United States following convictions for aggravated trafficking in cocaine and conspiracy to commit aggravated trafficking in cocaine. The indictment alleges Mundo subsequently illegally re-entered the United States and was found in Lorain County.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to the 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 case is being presented by Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Sassé after an investigation by the United States Border Patrol.

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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