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Deported Guatemalan Indicted for Illegal Re-entry into U.S.

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

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

The one-count Indictment named Carlos Esteban-Perez, 27, of Guatemala, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, Esteban-Perez had been previously deported and removed from the United States and was found in the United States after unlawfully reentering.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of two years in prison, a fine up to $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 Nicole Vasquez Schmitt 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 August 7, 2019