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

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Illegal Alien Charged With Possessing Ammuntion And False Social Security Card

PITTSBURGH - A resident of East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of possession of ammunition by an illegal alien and use of a false social security number, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The two-count indictment named Guillermo Manuel Justo, a/k/a Rolando Velez Latorre, 38, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, on May 28, 2014, the defendant, an illegal alien, unlawfully possessed 81 rounds of .40 caliber Smith and Wesson ammunition and a social security card which falsely identified him as Rolando Velez Latorre.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 15 years in prison, a fine of $500,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Leo M. Dillon is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

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 July 14, 2015