Citizen of Mexico Charged with Violating Federal Immigration Laws
PITTSBURGH - A citizen of Mexico 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 two-count indictment named Jesus Jaimez-Rodriguez, 26, of Mexico, as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment, on Nov. 15, 2012, Jaimez-Rodriguez, a native of Mexico, was found in possession of a false Permanent Resident Card. He was also found to have entered the United States without inspection on Nov. 5, 2012.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 years and six months in prison, a fine of $255,000, 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 Margaret E. Picking is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.