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Guatemalan Charged With Illegally Re‑Entering U.S.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 5, 2010

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ Acting United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar announced today, August 5, 2010, that on August 4, 2010, Feliciano Maria Duarte Caceres of Guatemala, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating federal immigration laws.

The one‑count indictment named Caceres, age 28, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, on  July 18, 2010, Caceres was found in Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, after having unlawfully re‑entered the United States following removal on or about August 22, 2008.

Assistant United States Attorney Barbara K. Swartz, who presented the case to the grand jury, indicated that the law provides for a maximum total sentence of two (2) years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Uniontown Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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