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

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Native Of Guatemala Charged With Illegal Reentry

PHILADELPHIA – Edgar Rolando Lopez, 45, a native of Guatemala, was charged today by indictment with reentry after deportation.  According to the indictment, on or about January 20, 2011, Lopez, an alien and native and citizen of Guatemala, was deported and removed from the United States.  On June 2, 2015, Lopez was found in the United States, having knowingly and unlawfully reentered without first applying to the Attorney General of the United States or his successor, the Secretary for Homeland Security for permission to reapply for admission, and without receiving in response the express consent of the Attorney General or his successor to reapply for admission.


If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible statutory sentence of 20 years in prison, a three year period of supervised release, a fine of up to $250,000 and a $100 special assessment.


The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joel Goldstein.


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

Updated February 4, 2016