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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Philadelphia Resident Charged With Illegal Reentry

An indictment was unsealed today charging Eliazar Pineda-Castellano, 32, of Philadelphia, PA, with reentry after deportation and illegal alien in possession of firearm, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 12 years imprisonment, a three-year term of supervised release, a $500,000 fine, and a $200 special assessment.

The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations (“ERO”) and the Philadelphia Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ewald Zittlau.

An Indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Click here to view the indictment.

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICTof PENNSYLVANIA
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Updated December 15, 2014