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Alleged Illegal Alien Indicted For Failure To Depart

January 15, 2014

     The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a federal grand jury in Scranton returned an Indictment yesterday against Sergey Ryzhenkov charging failure to depart the United States.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Sergey Ryzhenkov, age 30, a native and citizen of Russia, was charged with allegedly failing to comply with facilitating his departure from the United States after a final order of removal had been issued. 

     If convicted, Sergey Ryzhenkov faces up to four years imprisonment.

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

     Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

     A sentence following a finding of guilty is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines


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