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Citizen of Mexico Charged with Illegally Re-entering U.S. after Deportation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH - An illegal alien found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of illegal re-entry after deportation, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The one-count indictment, returned on January 9, named Pedro Omar Martinez-Alba, age 30, of Mexico, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, Pedro Omar Martinez-Alba, an illegal alien, was formally removed from the United States by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement on January 23, 2014 and November 24, 2015. Pedro Omar Martinez-Alba was found to be illegally present in Westmoreland County, on April 12, 2017.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Paul E. Hull is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated January 11, 2018