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Removed Alien Charged With Illegally Re-entering United States

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - An individual found in Pittsburgh 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 Antonio Valencia-Martinez, 26, formerly from Mexico, as the sole defendant.

According to indictment, Antonio Valencia-Martinez, an alien, was removed from the United States by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Nov. 1, 2007 and Sept. 19, 2009. Antonio Valencia-Martinez was found on May 3, 2013 in Pittsburgh.

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, Enforcement and Removal Operations, 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