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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Deported Man Charged With Immigration Violation

PITTSBURGH – An Ambridge resident was indicted on July 29, 2014, by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating federal immigration laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment named Elionardo Juarez-Escobar, 41, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, Juarez-Escobar, having previously been deported from the United States pursuant to law on Dec. 5, 2005, was present in the Western District of Pennsylvania on April 17, 2014, 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 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 Charles A. Eberle is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

Homeland Security Investigations and the New Sewickley Township Police Department 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 July 14, 2015