KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A citizen of Mexico who had been living in Great Bend has been charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Thursday.
Octavio Alvarez-Portela, 23, was found July 31 in Sedgwick County. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of two years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.