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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Illegal Alien Removed Four Times from U.S. Found Again in Pittsburgh-area

PITTSBURGH - An illegal alien found in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of re-entry into the United States after deportation, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment named Martin Esquivel-Hernandez, 35, formerly from Mexico, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, Martin Esquivel-Hernandez, an illegal alien, was removed from the United States by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Nov. 4, 2011, Dec. 8, 2011, April 11, 2012 and May 19, 2012.

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 Paul E. Hull is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The U.S. 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.

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated May 24, 2016