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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Native Of Dominican Republic Charged With Illegal Reentry

Roberto Garcia-Duran, 38, 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 August 6, 2014, Garcia-Duran, 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 December 19, 2001 and December 21, 2007.

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 Virgil B. Walker.

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
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Updated December 15, 2014