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Columbian Man 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 Allegheny County Police Department, with assistance from the Homeland Security Investigations and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of Illegal Re-Entry into the United States after Deportation, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment named Jaime Mosqueda, a/k/a Jorge Collazo, 40, a native of Colombia.

According to the indictment, Mosqueda, an alien, who was removed from the United States by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Dec. 19, 2011, by law enforcement authorities in Alexandria, LA, was found in Allegheny County on September 3, 2015.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of up to twenty (20) 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 Homeland Security Investigations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Allegheny County Police Department 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 October 25, 2016