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East Stroudsburg Resident Charged with Illegal Entry

January 4, 2013

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Jose Victor Marroquin, age 41, from El Salvador and residing in East Stroundsburg, Pennsylvania was charged with illegal entry into the United States in a criminal Information filed today in U.S. District Court in Scranton.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Marroquin came to the attention of federal authorities after being charged by the Pennsylvania State Police with Driving Under the Influence.

     The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Todd K. Hinkley for prosecution.

     Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

     A sentence following a finding of guilty is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

     In this particular case, the maximum penalty under the federal statute is 6 months’ imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant’s educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.


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