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Criminal Immigration Charges Brought Against Four Illegal Aliens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 29, 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:

     Domingo Cervante-Dominguez, at 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 Cervante-Dominguez, an illegal alien, did enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers and was found in the United States in York, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

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

     Jorge De Leon-Estrada, age 34, a native and citizen of Guatemala, in the United States illegally, was charged in a one-count information filed with the Court in Harrisburg.  The information alleges that De Leon-Estrada, an illegal alien, did enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers and was found in the United States in Franklin, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

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

     Elvin Sanchez-Herrera, age 33, 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.  The information alleges that Sanchez-Herrera, an illegal alien, did enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers and was found in the United States in York, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

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

     Fidel Bautista-Salazar, age 35, a native and citizen of Mexico, in the United States illegally, was charged in a one-count information filed with the Court in Harrisburg.  The information alleges that Bautista-Salazar, an illegal alien, did enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers and was found in the United States in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

     If convicted, Bautista-Salazar faces a maximum sentence of up to 6 months’ of 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.

     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 these cases, 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 offenses are not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.

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