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Citizen of Mexico, Deported Multiple Times, Charged with Illegally Re-entering United States

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

PITTSBURGH – An individual found by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of illegal reentry after deportation, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The one-count indictment named Bartolo Fabian-Mendez, 47, a citizen of Mexico.

According to the indictment, Fabian-Mendez, an alien, who was removed from the United States by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on January 5, 2010, February 15, 2016, March 16, 2016, November 26, 2016, and June 17, 2017, was encountered in Verona, Pennsylvania, and taken into custody on October 5, 2017, by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of two 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.

The U.S. 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 November 13, 2017