Illegal Alien Facing Immigration Violation
PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ A resident of Pittsburgh, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of re-entry into the United States after deportation, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The one-count indictment named Saul Gonzalez-Vela, 35, as the sole defendant.
According to indictment, Saul Gonzalez-Vela, an alien, was formally removed from the United States by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement on March 12, 2002. Gonzalez-Vela was formally removed again from the United States on May 6, 2006. Gonzalez-Vela was found on Nov. 3, 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of two 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. Defendant has been placed on detention.
Assistant United States Attorney Paul E. Hull is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment or information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.