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

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Jamaican Charged with Violating Immigration Laws

PITTSBURGH - A citizen of Jamaica, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating federal immigration laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment named Gervan Hall, 33, of Jamaica, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, on or about June 23, 2016, Hall was found in Penn Hills, Allegheny County, Pa., after having unlawfully re-entered the United States following removal on May 27, 2004.

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 Court continued the detention of Sanchez-Lara.

Assistant United States Attorney James T. Kitchen is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) 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 August 6, 2016