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The Latest: Lawyer says case against deliveryman is weak

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on an Ecuadorian pizza deliveryman who was arrested again after being detained earlier this year (all times local):

7:35 p.m.

The lawyer for the Ecuadorian pizza deliveryman who was arrested again after being detained earlier this year says the case against his client is weak and that factual allegations didn’t match the crime charged.

Villavicencio’s lawyer, Bruce Barket, said the case “wouldn’t make it two weeks in criminal court if it weren’t for the attention.”

Villavicencio was detained on June 1 after delivering pizza to the Fort Hamilton Army base in Brooklyn. He was seeking to establish legal residency and overcome a 2010 order to leave the country.

2 p.m.

An Ecuadorian pizza deliveryman who was held up as an example of zealous U.S. immigration enforcement has been arrested in a domestic violence case.

A criminal complaint alleges that Pablo Villavicencio (vee-uh-vih-SEHN’-see-oh) pushed his wife against a wall, slapped her and grabbed her phone to keep her from calling police.

It says the incident occurred Thursday at the couple’s Hempstead, Long Island home.

He was arraigned Saturday on a misdemeanor charge and remained jailed on Monday afternoon.

His attorney did not immediately respond to a comment request.

Villavicencio was detained on June 1 after delivering pizza to the Fort Hamilton Army base in Brooklyn. He was seeking to establish legal residency and overcome a 2010 order to leave the country.

The government declined to appeal the July decision freeing him.

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