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Mexican Citizen Indicted For Illegal Reentry

November 7, 2012

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, announced today that a 29 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, Juan Carlos Duenas, age 29, 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 today.

     The indictment alleges that Duenas, an alien who has been convicted on May 24, 2007 of Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute was previously arrested and deported from the United States on September 24, 2007, did knowingly and unlawfully reenter the United States. He was located by federal immigration agents in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

     If convicted, Duenas faces a maximum sentence of up to 20 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

     This investigation was conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Alice Song Hartye.


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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