Utah Man Indicted For Illegally Reentering the United States
February 6, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Utah man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly illegally reentering the United States after previously being deported to Mexico.
Israel Murillo-Silva, age 28, was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 1, 2011, for Illegal Reentry After Deportation. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on January 18, 2012, 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 Murillo-Silva is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman is prosecuting the case. Murillo-Silva was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.
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