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Honduran Charged with Illegally Reentering U.S. After Deportation

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

PITTSBURGH – An individual found by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of illegal re-entry into the United States after deportation, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The one-count indictment, returned on December 12, named Fredy Abel Lainus-Vasquez, 30, formerly of Honduras, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, Lainus-Vasquez, an alien, was removed from the United States by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on August 9, 2011 and September 26, 2012, and was again found in the United States, in Pittsburgh on August 2, 2017, 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.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated December 13, 2017