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Alien removed from U.S. 8 times charged with immigration violation

PITTSBURGH - A citizen of Mexico has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a criminal charge of violating federal immigration laws. On August 17, the one count indictment was announced and named Victor Manuel Gonzalez Martinez, a/k/a Victor Gonzalez, 28, of Mexico as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment in the criminal court records, Gonzalez Martinez, an alien from Mexico, was removed from the United States on May 19, 2004, May 23, 2004, May 25, 2004, Nov. 13, 2005, Sept. 26, 2006, Oct. 26, 2006, Oct. 31, 2006, and Dec. 29, 2006. He reentered the United States and was found in Greene County on or about June 29, 2010, without having applied for and received permission from the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Pennsylvania State Police conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case. Assistant United States Attorney A. Elliot McLean is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

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.