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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Four Previously Deported Aliens Charged With Illegal Re-Entry

HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that four previously deported aliens were indicted separately on March 14, 2018, by a federal grand jury for illegal re-entry into the United States by a previously deported alien. 

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Carmelino Verdugo-Torres, age 30, of Mexico, was previously deported from the United States to Mexico in February 2011.  He is alleged to have illegally re-entered the United States sometime after February 2011, and was found in the United States in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Juan Carlos Munguia, age 29, of Honduras, was previously deported from the United States to Honduras in October 2009.  He is alleged to have illegally re-entered the United States sometime after October 2009, and was found in the United States in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Oscar Cash-Cash, age 29, of Mexico, was previously deported from the United States to Mexico in September 2013.  He is alleged to have illegally re-entered the United States sometime after September 2013, and was found in the United States in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Evaristo Feregrino-Fortanell, age 27, of Mexico, was previously deported from the United States to Mexico in July 2015.  He is alleged to have illegally re-entered the United States sometime after July 2015, and was found in the United States in York County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Under federal law, Verdugo-Torres, Munguia, Cash-Cash and Feregrino-Fortanell all face a maximum penalty of two years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. 

These cases were investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Special Assistant United States Attorney Brian G. McDonnell is prosecuting the cases.

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 guilt 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.

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Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated March 15, 2018