Guatemalan Charged with Re-Entry After Previous Deportation
Defendant Found in Cortland, New York
BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK – Edison Lopez-Raymundo, 26, a citizen of Guatemala, made his initial appearance before a United States Magistrate Judge today in Syracuse, New York. He is charged by a criminal compliant with Re-Entry of a Removed Alien, pursuant to Title 8 U.S.C. § 1326(a), announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian.
According to the criminal complaint, Edison Lopez-Raymundo was found on September 7, 2016 in Cortland, New York, after he was previously removed from the United States and having returned without the consent of the Secretary of Homeland Security to apply for readmission. If convicted, he faces a maximum of 2 year’s imprisonment, 1 year of supervised release, a $250,000 fine, and deportation to Guatemala. 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.
The charges in the complaint are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
This case is being investigated by Department of Homeland Security, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Miroslav Lovric.