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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Ohio

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Justin E. Herdman
, United States Attorney
Contact: Mike Tobin

Jamaican citizen charged with illegal reentry, illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition

A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Christopher Sacewell, 33, for being an alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition and illegal reentry. 
 
Sacewell, a Jamaican citizen, was previously removed from the United States in 2012. 
 
Assistant United States Attorney Brian S. Deckert is prosecuting the case following an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security and the Cleveland Police Department.
 
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.
 
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial, in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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Field Division: Columbus Field Division