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Resident of Mexico Charged with Illegally Re-Entering U.S. Following Removal

August 22, 2012

PITTSBURGH - An individual found by the Pennsylvania State Police has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of re-entry into the United States after deportation, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The indictment named Carlos Bautista-Cruz, a/k/a Bernardo Hernandez-Bautista, 26, formerly from Veracruz, Mexico, as the sole defendant.

According to indictment, Bautista-Cruz, an alien, was removed from the United States by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement on April 9, 2010. Bautista-Cruz was found on July 1, 2012, by the Pennsylvania State Police (Indiana County).

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.

Assistant United States Attorney Shardul S. Desai 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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