Undocumented immigrant accused of illegal re-entry into U.S. after deportation |

Undocumented immigrant accused of illegal re-entry into U.S. after deportation


An undocumented immigrant detained in Pittsburgh is accused of illegally re-entering the United States after deportation, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

Juan Moreno-Ortiz, formerly of Guatemala, was deported from the U.S. on Oct. 7, 2010, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady said.

Authorities found Moreno-Ortiz again in the U.S. on June 6, according to a one-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh.

If convicted, Moreno-Ortiz could face a maximum sentence of up to two years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both.

Officials with Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement led the investigation.

Natasha Lindstrom is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Natasha at 412-380-8514, [email protected] or via Twitter @NewsNatasha.

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