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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Seven Illegal Aliens Charged for Reentering U.S. After Removal

NORFOLK, Va. – A federal grand jury returned indictments late yesterday charging seven illegal aliens with re-entering the United States after having previously been deported.

Name, Age

Citizenship

Charges

Max Penalty

Juan Sanchez-Pahua, 30

Mexico

Illegal Reentry following removal

2 years

Israel Balcazar-Martinez, 34

Mexico

 

Illegal Reentry following removal

2 years

Wilson Angel Jacobo-Tay, 24

Guatemala

Illegal Reentry following removal

2 years

Daniel De La Paz-Mata, 28

Mexico

Illegal Reentry following removal

2 years

Gerardo Toribio-Rodriguez,46

Mexico

Illegal Reentry following removal

2 years

Jorge Sormiento-Rodriguez,45

Honduras

Illegal Reentry following removal

2 years

Roberto Carlos Aju Aju, 28

Guatemala

 

Illegal Reentry following removal

2 years

 

Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Russell Hott, Field Office Director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Washington, D.C., made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kevin M. Comstock, V. Kathleen Dougherty, William D. Muhr, John F. Butler, Elizabeth M. Yusi, and Randy C. Stoker are prosecuting these cases.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case Nos. 2:18-cr-186, 2:18-cr-187, 2:18-cr-188, 2:18-cr-190, 2:18-cr-192, 2:18-mj-536, and 2:18-mj-537.

An indictment contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Contact: 
Joshua Stueve Director of Communications joshua.stueve@usdoj.gov
Updated December 20, 2018