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Alien Charged With Illegally Re‑Entering U.S.

January 4, 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ A resident of Moon Township, 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 Jaime Silva-Martinez, 31, as the sole defendant.

According to indictment, Jaime Silva-Martinez, an alien, was formally removed from the United  States by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement on April 25, 2007.  Silva-Martinez was formally removed again from the United States on March 6, 2009.  Silva-Martinez was found on May 1, 2010, in Moon Township, Pa.

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.

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.

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