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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Removed Alien from Honduras Charged with Illegally Re-entering United States

PITTSBURGH, PA – An illegal alien found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of illegally re-entering the United States after having been deported, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The one-count indictment named Rolando Tabora Fuentes, 40, of Honduras, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, Tabora Fuentes was formally removed from the United States by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement on June 9, 1998, September 8, 2009, and September 20, 2013. Tabora Fuentes was found to be illegally present in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on June 29, 2018.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of up to 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 Rebecca L. Silinski is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Homeland Security Invesitgations 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.

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated July 27, 2018