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TWO MEN RESIDING IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA INDICTED FOR ILLEGAL REENTRY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 25, 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 two men residing in central Pennsylvania were charged Wednesday in separate indictments for illegal reentry.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Elias Jimenez-Lopez, age 21, a native and citizen of Guatemala, in the United States illegally was charged in a one-count indictment.

     The indictment alleges that Jimenez-Lopez, an alien who has previously been arrested and deported from the United States in June 2006, did knowingly and unlawfully reenter the United States and was apprehended in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

     Also indicted was Honorio Torres-Gallosso, age 27, a native and citizen of Mexico, in the United States illegally was charged in a one-count indictment.

     The indictment alleges that Torres-Gallosso, an alien who has previously been arrested and deported from the United States in August 2009, did knowingly and unlawfully reenter the United States and was apprehended in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

     If convicted, both men face a maximum sentence of up to two years' imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

      These investigations were conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and are being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Brian G. McDonnell.

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An Indictment or Information is not evidence of guilt but simply a description of the charge made by the Grand Jury and/or United States Attorney against a defendant. A charged Defendant is presumed innocent until a jury returns a unanimous finding that the United States has proven the defendant's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt or until the defendant has pled guilty to the charges.

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