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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Indictment Charges Philadelphia Resident With Illegal Reentry

Joel Junior Lantigua-Lora, 28, of Philadelphia, 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 24, 2015, Lantigua-Lora, 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 23, 2012.

 

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 20 years.

 

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

 

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

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated February 4, 2016