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

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Philadelphia Resident Charged With Illegal Reentry After Deportation

PHILADELPHIA - Jose Nelio Silvestre-Ortega, 40, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by indictment with illegal reentry after deportation, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  The indictment alleges that on or about February 27, 2015, Silvestre-Ortega, an alien, and native and citizen of the Dominican Republic, was found in the United States after having been deported from the United States on or about September 29, 2011.


If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 20 years.


The case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Josh A. Davison.


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

Updated February 4, 2016