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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Delaware Resident Charged With Illegal Reentry

Jose Manuel Bernal-Castanera, a/k/a “Pepe Ayala Trevino,” 28, of New Castle, Delaware, was charged today by Indictment with one count of illegal reentry after deportation, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The indictment alleges that on or about October 12, 2012, Bernal-Castanera, a native and citizen of Mexico, was found in the United States after having been deported from the United States on or about December 16, 2008, December 26, 2008, December 2, 2011, March 1, 2012, and June 6, 2012.

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 10 years.

The case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mary Kay Costello.

Click here to view the indictment

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