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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Criminal Immigration Charges Brought Against Nine Illegal Aliens

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, announced that charges were brought yesterday against the following:

     Anicteo Baltazar-Uribe, age 20, a native and citizen of Mexico, was charged in a one-count indictment by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg.  The indictment alleges that Baltazar-Uribe, previously arrested and deported from the United States in September 2012, knowingly and unlawfully reentered the United States and was apprehended in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

     If convicted, Baltazar-Uribe faces a maximum sentence of up to two years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

     Luis Seba-Polito, age 27, a native and citizen of Mexico, was charged in a one-count indictment by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg.  The indictment alleges that on or before July 25, 2014, Seba-Polito used or attempted to use a fraudulent lawful permanent resident card during an encounter with immigration officials in Adams County, Pennsylvania.

     If convicted, Seba-Polito faces a maximum sentence of up to ten years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

     Jose Aguilar-Cruz, age 43, a native and citizen of Honduras, was charged in a one-count indictment by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg today.  The indictment alleges that Aguilar-Cruz, previously arrested and deported from the United States in June 2013, did knowingly and unlawfully reenter the United States and was apprehended in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

     If convicted, Aguilar-Cruz faces a maximum sentence of up to two years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

     Oscar Gonzalez-Herrera, age 26, a native and citizen of Mexico, was charged in a one-count indictment by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg.  The indictment alleges that on or before July 15, 2014, Gonzalez-Herrera knowingly possessed, used, or attempted to use a fraudulent lawful permanent resident card during an encounter with immigration officials in York, York County, Pennsylvania.

     If convicted, Gonzalez-Herrera faces a maximum sentence of up to ten years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

     Jose Baltazar-Uribe, age 29, a native and citizen of Mexico, was charged in a one-count information filed with the Court in Harrisburg.  The information alleges that Baltazar-Uribe, entered the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers and was found in the United States in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

     If convicted, Baltazar-Uribe faces a maximum sentence of up to 6 months’ imprisonment and a $5,000 fine.

     Manuel Angel Acevedo-Sola, age 47, a native and citizen of Guatemala, was charged in a one-count information filed with the Court in Harrisburg.  The information alleges that Acevedo-Sola, entered the United States at a time or place other than as designated by immigration officers and was found in the United States in Franklin County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

     If convicted, Acevedo-Sola faces a maximum sentence of up to 6 months’ imprisonment and a $5,000 fine.

     Pedro Reyes-Soto, age 46, a native and citizen of Honduras, was charged in a one-count information filed with the Court in Harrisburg.  The information alleges that Reyes-Soto, entered the United States at a time or place other than as designated by immigration officers and was found in the United States in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

     If convicted, Reyes-Soto faces a maximum sentence of up to 6 months’ imprisonment and a $5,000 fine.

     Armando Hernandez-Montiel, age 36, a native and citizen of Mexico, was charged in a one-count information filed with the Court in Harrisburg.  The information alleges that Hernandez-Montiel, entered the United States at a time or place other than as designated by immigration officers and was found in the United States in Adams County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

     If convicted, Hernandez-Montiel faces a maximum sentence of up to 6 months’ imprisonment and a $5,000 fine.

     Jacinto Gabriel-Lopez, age 27, a native and citizen of Mexico, was charged in a one-count information filed with the Court in Harrisburg.  The information alleges that Gabriel-Lopez, entered the United States at a time or place other than as designated by immigration officers and was found in the United States in Adams County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

     If convicted, Gabriel-Lopez faces a maximum sentence of up to 6 months’ imprisonment and a $5,000 fine.

     These cases were investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) and are being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Brian G. McDonnell.

     Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

     A sentence following a finding of guilty is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

     Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant’s educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offenses are not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.

Updated April 16, 2015