Guatemalan Charged with Violating Immigration Laws
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A citizen of Guatemala has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh, on charges of violating federal immigration laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The two-count indictment named Rene Ramirez-Reymundo, 22, of Guatemala, as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment, on Oct. 29, 2012, Ramirez-Reymundo used a permanent resident card, issued as evidence of authorized stay and employment in the United States, which was fraudulently made, and was found to have entered the United States without inspection.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 years and 6 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 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.