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Allentown Man Charged With Illegal Rentry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Ruben Dario Pena-Ortiz, 43, a/k/a “Willie Diaz Rosa,” a/k/a “Lorenzo Echavaria,” of Allentown, PA, was charged today by Indictment with illegal reentry after deportation, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  The indictment alleges that on or about June 1, 2016, Pena-Ortiz, an alien, and native and citizen of the Dominican Republic, was found in the United States after having been deported from the United States on or about August 8, 2004 and November 19, 2013.

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of twenty years.

The case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations (“ERO”), and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Katherine E. Driscoll.

An Indictment, Information or Criminal Complaint is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated November 17, 2016