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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Philadelphia Man Charged With Illegal Reentry After Deportation

Joel Ernesto Esquerra-Cervantes, a/k/a “Luis Gonzalez-Solivan,” a/k/a “Raul Salazar-Trujillo,” a/k/a “Armando Espinoza Padilla,” 34, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by Indictment with illegal reentry after deportation, announced United States Attorney David Memeger.  The indictment alleges that on or about April 28, 2012, Esquera-Cervantes, an alien, and native and citizen of Mexico, was found in the United States after having been deported from the United States on or about September 13, 1998, March 3, 1999, February 20, 2000, February 28, 2000, May 13, 2003, September 12, 2003, October 27, 2003, January 13, 2009, January 15, 2009 and January 24, 2009.

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

The case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations (“ERO”) and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bea Witzleben.

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An Indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICTof PENNSYLVANIA
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
PATTY HARTMAN, Media Contact, 215-861-8525