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Immigration charges filed in unrelated cases

May 29, 2013

Immigration charges were filed against two people in unrelated cases, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Ziyaya Mtola, 39, was indicted on one cout of failure to depart the United States. The indictment alleges that Mtola is an alien and a citizen of the Republic of South Africa who physically resisted efforts to remove him from the United States pursuant to an order of removal on April 22, 2013.

In an unrelated case, Eleazar Ivan Carrillo-Vasquez aka Eduardo Ramirez-Lopez, 28, was charged with illegally reentering the United States following his deportation. The indictment alleges that Carillo-Vasquez is an alien who was previously removed or deported from the United States to Mexico on October 28, 2008, and April 22, 2009.

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.

The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Phillip J. Tripi, following investigations by agents of the Enforcement and Removal Operations of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency.


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