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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Bethlehem Man Found Guilty of Entering United States Illegally For Fourth Time

EASTON, PA – U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Martin Castro-Molina, a/k/a “Jose Noe Galsano-Castellano”, 42, of Bethlehem, PA was found guilty by a federal jury of one count of reentering the United States after deportation. He was removed from the United States on three prior occasions between 2008 and 2017, before being found unlawfully in the United States on or about August 24, 2018. At the time of his arrest, the defendant gave multiple fictitious names to authorities.

“The defendant in this case clearly has no respect for the laws of this country,” said U.S. Attorney McSwain.  “After being removed on three previous occasions, Castro-Molina decided yet again to snub our immigration system by entering the United States illegally.  I am glad that the jury in this case agreed and held him responsible for his actions.”

“The brave men and women of ICE contribute to making our communities safer by arresting criminal aliens like Martin Castro-Molina,” said Simona L. Flores, Field Office Director for ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Philadelphia. “We will ensure that aliens who may pose a threat to our communities are not released onto the streets to potentially reoffend and harm individuals living within our communities.”

The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Meaghan Flannery and Jose Arteaga.

Contact: 
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY’S OFFICE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 JENNIFER CRANDALL Media Contact 215-861-8300
Updated July 16, 2019