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Removed Alien Charged with Illegally Re-Entering United States

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - 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 one-count indictment named Miguel Angel Cerna, 41, of Mexico, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, on or about Nov. 11, 2012, Cerna was found in Butler County, Pa., after having unlawfully re-entered the United States following removal on or about Feb. 13, 1991.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 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 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.

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