Former Cleveland resident charged with illegal re-entry
Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, today announced that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Marcos A. Cardenas-Landino, age 24, formerly of Cleveland, with illegal re-entry following deportation or removal.
The indictment alleges that on February 27, 2013, Cardenas-Landino was illegally present in the United States after previously being deported subsequent to a conviction for the commission of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.
The indictment was presented to the grand jury by Assistant United States Attorney Lauren Bell after investigation by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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.
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.