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Flight from justice tolls statute of limitations (access required)

A defendant could not argue the statute of limitations expired on his illegal reentry charge because he fled from justice in the intervening years, which tolled the statute of limitations. Background Delfino Natalio De Leon-Ramirez was indicted for illegal reentry more than 10 years after the government learned that he had unlawfully reentered the United States. Although ...