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A South African-born Studio City man, who claimed that he is related to Elvis Presley, was found guilty of five immigration charges by a federal grand jury. But the panel deadlocked on one count of assaulting a federal Immigration and Naturalization agent that had been lodged against Earl Reginald Presley, 27. U.S. District Judge Consuelo Marshall ordered the jury to continue deliberations on that count. Assistant U.S. Atty. Carolyn Turchin said she will ask the court to order Presley held once the jury concludes deliberations. She said she would base that order on a letter allegedly written by Presley in which he asked for residency in Canada based on his marriage to a Canadian citizen. He is free on $10,000 bond. Presley has been ordered deported to his native South Africa, but that order is being appealed to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.


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