Deported Alien Charged with Returning to U.S. without Permission
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania
PITTSBURGH – A citizen of Mexico living in Braddock, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating federal immigration laws, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.
The one-count indictment, returned on May 23, named Guillermo Justo, a/k/a Rolando Velez-Latorre, a/k/a Guillermo Justo-Manuel, 41, of Mexico, as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment, Justo, having previously been deported from the United States pursuant to law on August 7, 2015, was present in the Western District of Pennsylvania on May 2, 2017, without having applied for and received permission from the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security for re-application for admission into the United States.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 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 Charles A. Eberle is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
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 May 24, 2017