CARROLLTON, OHIO: An immigrant who’s spent most of his life in Northeast Ohio man will no longer face deportation after authorities finally cleared him of a crime that occurred four decades ago.
Emil Jaroszyk’s 1970 robbery conviction in Carroll County went unnoticed by immigration officials until he began to make Social Security inquiries in preparation for retirement.
That’s when the 66-year-old Jaroszyk — a legal U.S. permanent resident who’s been in the country since his family fled post-World War II Europe — was threatened with deportation because of the felony conviction.
The Canton Repository reports that newly discovered evidence showed Jaroszyk didn’t commit the robbery, and a judge vacated the conviction Monday.
Jaroszyk was born in Germany to a Ukrainian father and Polish mother who moved to Canton in 1951.