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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Five Illegal Aliens Charged With Immigration Violations

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), announced that separate criminal charges were filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg against five illegal aliens.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Delfino Garcia-Arroyo, age 38, was charged in a one-count indictment by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg alleging that Garcia-Arroyo, a Mexican citizen, who was previously arrested and deported from the United States on February 14, 2012, reentered the United States unlawfully and was found in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

If convicted, Garcia-Arroyo faces a maximum sentence of up to 2 years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

Luis Torres-Escalantes, age 31, was charged in a one-count indictment by a federal grand jury alleging that Torres-Escalantes, a Mexican citizen, who was previously arrested and deported from the United States on November 5, 2012, reentered the United States unlawfully and found in York County, Pennsylvania.

If convicted, Torres-Escalantes faces a maximum sentence of up to 10 years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

Nicolas Antonio Huc-Moo, age 34, was charged in a one-count indictment by a federal grand jury alleging that Huc-Moo, a Guatemalan citizen, who was previously arrested and deported from the United States on August 27, 2008, reentered the United States unlawfully and was found in York County, Pennsylvania.

If convicted, Huc-Moo faces a maximum sentence of up to 10 years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

Alfredo Hernandez-Sanchez, age 24, was charged in a one-count indictment by a federal grand jury alleging that Hernandez-Sanchez, a Mexican citizen, who was previously arrested and deported from the United States on April 14, 2011, reentered the United States unlawfully and was found in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

If convicted, Hernandez-Sanchez faces a maximum sentence of up to 2 years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

Cresencio Vazquez-Munoz, age 30, was charged in a one-count indictment by a federal grand jury alleging that Vazquez-Munoz, a Mexican citizen, who was previously arrested and deported from the United States on December 17, 2012, reentered the United States unlawfully and was found in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

If convicted, Vazquez-Munoz faces a maximum sentence of up to 10 years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

The investigations were conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) and are being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Alice Song Hartye.

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 offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.

Updated April 15, 2015