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Dominican man charged with illegal reentry

July 24, 2012

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced today that a grand jury in Scranton returned an indictment charging Bernardo Campusano-Abreau, age 25, a citizen of the Dominican Republic with illegal reentry into the United States after having been previously deported on two occasions and after having been convicted of an aggravated felony involving the trafficking of controlled substances.

     If convicted, Bernardo Campusano-Abreau faces imprisonment of up to 20 years and a fine in the amount of $250,000.

     The case was investigated by the United States Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Prosecution is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Olshefski.


An Indictment or Information is not evidence of guilt but simply a description of the charge made by the Grand Jury and/or United States Attorney against a defendant. A charged Defendant is presumed innocent until a jury returns a unanimous finding that the United States has proven the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt or until the defendant has pleaded guilty to the charges.

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