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Criminal Immigration Charges Brought Against Seven Illegal Aliens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 9, 2014

     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 charges have been brought this week against the following:

     Erik Samuel Coyoc, age 22, a native and citizen of Guatemala, in the United States illegally, was charged in a one-count indictment by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg yesterday. The indictment alleges that Coyoc, an alien previously arrested and deported, did knowingly and unlawfully reenter the United States and was apprehended in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

     If convicted, Coyoc, faces a maximum sentence of up to 2 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

     Alberto Bautista-Sanchez, 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 yesterday.  The indictment alleges that Bautista-Sanchez, an alien with previous criminal convictions in California, and who had been previously arrested and deported, did knowingly and unlawfully reenter the United States. He was located by federal immigration agents in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

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

     Victor Bautista-Marquez, age 25, 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 Bautista-Marquez, an alien with prior criminal convictions, and previously arrested and deported, did knowingly and unlawfully reenter the United States. He was located by federal immigration agents in Adams County, Pennsylvania.

     If convicted, Bautista-Marquez faces a maximum sentence of up to 10 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

     Rigoberto Osornio-Gomez, 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 yesterday.  The indictment alleges that Osornio-Gomez, an alien who had been previously arrested and deported, did knowingly and unlawfully reenter the United States. He was located by federal immigration agents in New Oxford, Adams County, Pennsylvania.

     If convicted, Osornio-Gomez faces a maximum sentence of up to 10 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

     Maria Gutierrez-Contreras, age 34, a native and citizen of Mexico, in the United States illegally was charged in a one-count information filed with the Court in Harrisburg today.  The information alleges that Gutierrez-Contreras, an illegal alien, was found in the United States in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

     If convicted, Gutierrez-Contreras faces a maximum sentence of up to 6 months’ imprisonment and a $5,000 fine.

     Norberto Castillo-Lopez, age 24, a native and citizen of Mexico, in the United States illegally was charged in a one-count information filed with the Court in Harrisburg today.  The information alleges that Castillo-Lopez, an illegal alien, was found in the United States in Adams County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

     If convicted, Castillo-Lopez faces a maximum sentence of up to 6 months’ imprisonment and a $5,000 fine.

     Juan Antonio Perez-Agion, age 35, a native and citizen of El Salvador, in the United States illegally was charged in a one-count information filed with the Court in Harrisburg today. The information alleges that Perez-Agion, an illegal alien, was found in the United States in York County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

     If convicted, Perez-Agion faces a maximum sentence of up to 6 months’ imprisonment and a $5,000 fine.

     The 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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