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man residing in adams county indicted for illegal reentry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2011

    The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, announced today that a 34- year-old native and citizen of Mexico has been charged with illegal reentry into the United States.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Eriberto Garcia-Hernandez, age 34, a native and citizen of Mexico, in the United States illegally was charged in a one-count indictment by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg yesterday.

     The indictment alleges that Garcia-Hernandez, an alien who has previously been arrested and deported from the United States in March 2007, did knowingly and unlawfully reenter the United States and was apprehended in Adams County, Pennsylvania.

     If convicted, Garcia-Hernandez faces a maximum sentence of up to two years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

      This investigation was conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Brian G. McDonnell.

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