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Undocumented immigrant accused of illegally entering the U.S. for 6th time

Natasha Lindstrom
| Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 6:42 p.m.
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An undocumented immigrant found in Pittsburgh last month has been accused of illegally entering the United States for at least the sixth time.

Joban Rodriguez-Nava, a 31-year-old native of Guatemala who also goes by Jovan Rodriguez, was charged by a federal grand jury with one count of illegal re-entry following deportation, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady said Wednesday.

Authorities said they found Rodriguez-Nava in Pittsburgh on April 30.

He's been deported five times in the past eight years, according to Brady.

Rodriguez-Nava was removed formally from the U.S. on four instances in 2011 — March 14, March 28, May 24 and June 7 — and again on June 15, 2012, prosecutors said.

Rodriguez-Nava faces a maximum sentence of up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both.

Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted the investigation that led to a federal grand jury's indictment.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shaun E. Sweeney is prosecuting the case.

Natasha Lindstrom is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at nlindstrom@tribweb.com, 412-380-8514 or via Twitter @NewsNatasha.

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