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Removed Alien Charged with Immigration Violation

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

PITTSBURGH - A citizen of El Salvador has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating federal immigration laws, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The one-count indictment, returned on October 24, named Mario Nelson Reyes-Romero, age 27, of El Salvador, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, on or about October 3, 2017, Reyes-Romero was found to be illegally present in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, having previously been removed from the United States on or about August 29, 2011.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 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 Adam N. Hallowell 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 October 27, 2017