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Mexican Man Charged with Illegally Reentering the United States

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, today announced that a grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Fidel Gaytan-Santillan a.k.a. Fidel Gayton-Santillan, age 34, of Mexico, with unlawful reentry into the United States on September 26, 2014.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after a 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. Attorney Brian M. McDonough, following an investigation by agents of the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations.

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 18, 2015