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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Four-times Removed Alien Charged with Illegally Re-entering the U.S.

PITTSBURGH, PA – An individual found by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement/ Homeland Security Investigations has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of Illegal Re-Entry into the United States after Deportation, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The one-count indictment, returned on May 1, named Luis Velasco-Ramirez, 33, formerly of Mexico, as sole defendant.

According to the indictment, Velasco-Ramirez, an alien, was removed from the United States by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on March 17, 2009, March 20, 2009, March 26, 2009, and June 2, 2012, and was again found in the United States, in Pittsburgh on April 4, 2018, by ICE Officers.

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.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated May 2, 2018