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

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mexican Man Charged With Illegal Re-Entry

A grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Jose Isabel Sandate-Lozano, age 30, with illegally reentering the United States following his deportation, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The indictment alleges that Sandate-Lozano is an alien who was previously removed or deported from the United States to Mexico on July 19, 2005, subsequent to a conviction for an aggravated felony.  

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.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Gregory C. Sasse, following investigation by agents of the Homeland Security Investigations of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency.

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 March 12, 2015