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Alien Indicted for Illegal Entry After Deportation

October 14, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an illegal alien has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly unlawfully entering the United States after being previously deported.
Juan Velasco-Gonzalez, age 24, was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 4, 2011, for Illegal Reentry after Deportation.

He appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on October 14, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 2 years’ imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine. The charge is merely an accusation, and Velasco-Gonzalez is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Velasco-Gonzalez was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal. A trial date has been set for January 24, 2012.




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