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Deported Honduran Charged with Illegally Re-Entering the United States

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

PITTSBURGH - An illegal alien found in Pittsburgh, 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 Feliciano Ramirez, age 33, of Honduras, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, Feliciano Ramirez, an illegal alien, was formally removed from the United States by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement on September 5, 2002 and December 23, 2016. Feliciano Ramirez was found to be illegally present in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 3, 2017.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 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.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Homeland Security Investigations 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 November 14, 2017