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Guatemalan Deported Three Times Charged with Illegally Re-entering United States

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

PITTSBURGH - A citizen of Guatemala has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of reentry of removed alien, Acting States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The one-count indictment named Alex Grajea-Navarro, 26, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, the Grajea-Navarro, who was previously removed from the United States on August 13, 2010, September 23, 2011, and February 10, 2016, was found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 27, 2017, without having applied for or received permission to reenter the United States from the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of two years in prison, one year supervised release, and 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 Mary McKeen Houghton is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)/ Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) 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 30, 2017