ERIE — An inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Milan, Mich., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on a charge of escape after conviction, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady announced Wednesday.

The one-count indictment named Julian P. Villar Jr., 55, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, in July, Villar failed to report to the satellite camp at the McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Lafayette Township after being furloughed from the Milan Federal Correctional Institution in Milan on July 9. Villar was incarcerated at FCI-Milan as the result of a conviction for distribution of heroin in the Northern District of Illinois.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of five 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 U.S. Attorney Christian A. Trabold is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The U.S. Marshal Service and officers of the Federal Bureau of Prisons conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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