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Deported Guatemalan Charged with Illegally Re-entering United States

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

PITTSBURGH - An illegal alien found in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of Illegal Re-Entry After Deportation, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The one-count indictment named Lorenzo Juarez-Perez, age 26, of Guatemala, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, Lorenzo Juarez-Perez, an illegal alien, was formally removed from the United States by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement on March 2, 2010, and on August 17, 2010. Juarez-Perez was found to be illegally present on November 26, 2017.

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.

Assistant United States Attorney James T. Kitchen 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 December 26, 2017