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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Alien In Oswego County Charged With Illegally Reentering United States

Indictment Alleges He Was Previously Deported

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Jesus Alberto Medina-Montes, 24, was indicted yesterday for illegally reentering the United States without inspection after having been previously removed from the United States, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian.

The indictment charges Medina-Montes with illegal reentry of a removed alien and alleges that on April 7, 2016, Medina-Montes, an alien who was previously removed from the United States to Mexico on October 26, 2010, was found in Parish, New York. The charges in the indictment are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The charge filed against Medina-Montes carries a maximum sentence of 2 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of up to 1 year. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.

Medina-Montes was arrested on April 8, 2016 pursuant to a Criminal Complaint and is being detained without bail pending trial by order of the court.

This case is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs & Border Protection and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Levine.

Updated April 29, 2016