Removed Alien Found Again by Homeland Security in Western Pennsylvania
PITTSBURGH – An individual found by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of Illegal Reentry After Deportation, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The one-count indictment named Benjamin Juarez-Luna, 36, a citizen of Mexico.
According to the indictment, Juarez-Luna, an alien, who was previously removed from the United States by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Sept. 18, 2014, Jan. 31, 2015, Feb. 22, 2015, and July 1, 2015, was taken into custody on May 11, 2016, by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations.
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 Shardul S. Desai is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
Homeland Security Investigations 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.