Mexican Citizen Indicted for Illegal Reentry after Five Previous Deportations
PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Juan Manuel Bedolla-Lopez, 33, of Toughkenamon, PA, was charged today by indictment with illegal reentry after deportation.
The indictment alleges that Bedolla-Lopez, an illegal alien, and native and citizen of Mexico, was previously deported from the United States on or about December 20, 2010, May 6, 2011, May 12, 2011, May 25, 2011, and March 19, 2012. Following the latest of his five deportations, Bedolla-Lopez allegedly reentered the United States illegally. If convicted of this current illegal reentry offense, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of two years’ imprisonment.
“The United States of America is a nation of laws, including laws about how people can enter the country,” said U.S. Attorney McSwain. “This man has allegedly been removed from the United States five times, and yet he continues to reenter illegally and defy our laws. This blatant flouting of our nation’s immigration laws will not be tolerated.”
The case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations (“ERO”), and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Mark T. Sendek.
An Indictment, Information or Criminal Complaint is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.