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El Salvador Resident Charged With Immigration Violation

February 2, 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ Samuel Ernesto Hernandez, a citizen of  El-Salvador has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating federal immigration laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment named Samuel Ernesto Hernandez, 30, of El-Salvador as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, Hernandez having been deported from the United States pursuant to law on July 22, 2003, was present in Westmoreland County on Dec. 24, 2010, without having applied for or received permission from the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to re-enter the United States.

Assistant United States Attorney James R. Wilson is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Pennsylvania State Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the indictment to the prosecution of Samuel Ernesto Hernandez.

An indictment or information is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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