A Honduras native found in Adams Township has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of re-entry into the United States after deportation, according to United States Attorney David J. Hickton.
The one-count indictment named Marcio Martinez-Bustamante, 31, as the sole defendant.
According to indictment, Martinez-Bustamante, an alien, was removed from the country by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Feb. 26, 2010 and Jan. 26, 2011.
Adams Police discovered Martinez-Bustamante was living in the area after officers pulled him over during a traffic stop March 9.
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 Paul E. Hull is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment or information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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