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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 22, 2018

Three Charged in Separate Illegal Re-Entry Cases

PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced three separate indictments charging individuals with illegally re-entering the United States.

Efrain Tellez-Perez, a/k/a “Efrain Tellez,” of Philadelphia, PA, was charged by indictment yesterday with illegal reentry after deportation. The indictment alleges that on or about May 14, 2018, Tellez-Perez, 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 January 29, 2010, March 6, 2011, and March 11, 2011. 

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

Wilken Rahames Antigua-Diaz, a/k/a “Christopher Serrano,” of Philadelphia, PA, was charged by indictment yesterday with illegal reentry after deportation. The indictment alleges that on or about May 11, 2018, Antigua-Diaz, an alien, and native and citizen of the Dominican Republic, was found in the United States after having been deported and removed from the United States on or about February 23, 2011 and May 29, 2013.

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

Antonio Frutos-Zavala, of Reading, PA, was charged by indictment yesterday with illegal reentry after deportation.  The indictment alleges that in March, 2018, Frutos-Zavala, 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 November 15, 1998, March 28, 2008, March 26, 2008, and November 8, 2017.

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

If convicted, each defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of two years.

Updated June 22, 2018