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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Friday, April 4, 2014

Mission Man Charged With Illegal Reentry After Deportation

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Illegal Reentry after Deportation.

Socorro Rigoberto Ortiz-Beltran, a/k/a Rigoberto Ortiz, a/k/a Rigo Ortiz, age 45, was indicted on March 11, 2014.  He appeared before Mark A. Moreno on March 27, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 2 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on December 19, 2013, Ortiz-Beltran, having been previously deported from the United States on or about December 3, 2008, at Hidalgo, Texas, was found in the United States and had not obtained the consent of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Attorney General of the United States.

The charge is merely an accusation and Ortiz-Beltran is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.   

Ortiz-Beltran was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial which has been set for May 13, 2014.

Updated June 22, 2015