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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Removed Alien Charged with Illegally Re-entering United States

PITTSBURGH - 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, returned on February 6, named Juan Garcia-Cabrera, age 37, of Mexico, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, Juan Garcia-Cabrera, an illegal alien, was formally removed from the United States by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement on July 6, 2007. Juan Garcia-Cabrera was found to be illegally present in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on January 11, 2018.

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 James R. Wilson is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Pittsburgh sub-office 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 February 20, 2018