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Deported Alien Charged with Illegal Re-entry into the United States

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A citizen of Mexico has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of re-entry into the United States after deportation, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The indictment named Pedro Vidal-Garcia, 41, formerly from Mexico, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, on May 3, 2013, Pedro Vidal-Garcia, an alien, who had been removed from the United States on Sept. 28, 2004, and on April 5, 2009, was found in Pittsburgh without having been given permission to re-enter the United States.

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.

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.

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