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Mexican Citizen Indicted for Illegal Reentry

October 18, 2012

     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 that a 30- year-old native and citizen of Mexico was charged Wednesday with Illegal Reentry into the United States.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Javier Gomez-Guzman, age 30, 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 Wednesday.

     The indictment alleges that Gomez-Guzman, an alien who after a 2002 Northumberland County conviction for Homicide by Vehicle was previously arrested and deported from the United States on August 12, 2003, did knowingly and unlawfully reenter the United States. He was located by federal immigration agents in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.

     If convicted, Gomez-Guzman faces a maximum sentence of up to 10 years’ 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 S. 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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