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Mexican Citizen Indicted for Illegal Re-Entry After Deportation

May 12, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mexican citizen has been indicted by a federal grand jury for illegal re-entry after deportation.

Eric Garcia, a/k/a Eric Capetillo-Garcia, a/k/a Erik Capetillo-Garcia, a/k/a Jorge Paredes-Rivera, age 31, was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 10, 2011, for illegal reentry after deportation. He appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on May 12, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is two years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; one year of supervised release; and a $100 Special Assessment. Restitution may also be ordered. The charge is merely an accusation, and Garcia is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Assistant United States Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case. Garcia was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.



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