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Deported Alien Charged With Illegally Re-entering U.S.

July 10, 2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - An individual found by the Indiana Township Police Department, 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 Joel Jimenez-Azpeitia, 30, formerly from Mexico, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, Joel Jimenez-Azpeitia, an alien, was removed from the United States by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Nov. 12, 2010, Jan. 12, 2011, and Jan. 22, 2011. Joel Jimenez-Azpeitia was found on Sept. 14, 2011, by the Indiana Township Police Department.

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.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Indiana Township Police Department 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.

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