Deported Alien Charged with Immigration Violation
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - An individual found in Adams Township, Butler County, Pa., 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 Marcio Martinez-Bustamante, 31, formerly from Honduras, as the sole defendant.
According to indictment, Marcio Martinez-Bustamante, an alien, was removed from the United States by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Feb. 26, 2010 and January 26, 2011. Marcio Martinez-Bustamante was found on March 9, 2013, by the Adams Township Police Department during a traffic stop.
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 Paul E. Hull 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.