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

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Honduran Charged With Illegally Re-entering U.S. After Deportation

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A citizen of Honduras has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of re-entry into the United States after deportation, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The indictment, returned on Jan. 2, named Alex Omar Colindres-Ortiz, formerly from Choluteca, Honduras, as the sole defendant.

According to indictment, Colindres-Ortiz, an alien, was removed from the United States on September 3, 2010. Colindres-Ortiz was found in New Castle, Lawrence County, on Dec. 5, 2012, without having been given permission to re-enter the United States.

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 Shardul S. Desai 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