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Deported Honduran Charged With Illegal Re-entering United States

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

PITTSBURGH - An individual found in Homestead, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of re-entry into the United States after deportation, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment named Wilson Baca-Ortiz, 33, formerly from Honduras, as the sole defendant.

According to indictment, Wilson Baca-Ortiz, an alien, was removed from the United States by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Nov. 21, 2005. Wilson Baca-Ortiz was found on March 21, 2013, pursuant to an on-going investigation into another immigration matter.

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 Paul E. Hull is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment or information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated July 14, 2015