You are here

Justice News

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Mexican Native Charged With Illegal Reentry

Ranferi Heredia-Cortez, a/k/a “Alexander Heredia-Cortez,” a/k/a “Ranferi Alexander Cortez,” a/k/a “Rafael Ramirez Zanbrano,” 31, of Norristown, PA, was charged today by Indictment with illegal re-entry after deportation, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  The indictment alleges that on or about July 9, 2014, Heredia-Cortez, an alien, and native and citizen of Mexico, was found in the United States after having been deported from the United States on or about August 18, 2003, and October 21, 2003.

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 Matthew J.D. Hogan and Special Assistant United States Attorney Mark T. Sendek.

An Indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Click here to view the indictment.

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICTof PENNSYLVANIA
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
PATTY HARTMAN, Media Contact, 215-861-8525

Updated December 15, 2014