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

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Illegal Alien from Guatemala, Deported Five Times, Charged with Illegal Reentry into U.S.

PITTSBURGH, PA - An illegal alien found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of illegal re-entry after deportation, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The one-count indictment named Joban Rodriguez-Nava, aka Joban Roderiguez, aka Jovan Rodriguez, age 31, of Guatemala, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, Joban Rodriguez-Nava, an illegal alien, was formally removed from the United States by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement on March 14, 2011, March 28, 2011, May 24, 2011, June 7, 2011 and June 15, 2012. Joban Rodriguez-Nava was found to be illegally present in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on April 30, 2018.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 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 Shaun E. Sweeney is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement 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 May 16, 2018