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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Jamaican national charged with illegally reentering the country

Andrew Parker, 40, a Jamaican national living in Cleveland, was indicted by a federal grand jury for illegally reentering the United States after having been deported, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The indictment alleges that the defendant was found in the Akron area after having been deported from the United States in 1997 and without having received permission to reenter the United States.

The United States Immigration and Customs Service conducted the investigation.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Miranda E. Dugi.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial, in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated February 4, 2016