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Press Release

Honduran Citizen Charged With Illegal Reentry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

WILLIAMSPORT - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a grand jury in Williamsport has indicted Alexander Cebilla-Amaya on charges of Illegal Reentry to the United States after a prior deportation.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Cebilla-Amaya, age 38, of Honduras, was charged in an indictment alleging that he illegally re-entered the United States after having been previously deported in 2013. In April 2015, he was arrested in Towanda, Pennsylvania.

The case was investigated by the by the Allenwood Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Prosecution is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Geoffrey W. MacArthur.

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.

The maximum penalty under federal law is two years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a $250,000 fine. 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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Updated August 27, 2015