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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Mexican National Indicted For Illegally Re-Entering The United States

SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a federal grand jury in Scranton has indicted Marcos Osorio Villalba for illegally re-entering the United States after having been previously deported. 

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the Indictment charges a 38 year old Mexican national with unlawfully returning to the United States after having been deported to Mexico in 2014.  Osorio Villalba was removed from the country after a conviction in federal court in Ohio for his involvement in a heroin conspiracy.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/ Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Removal Operations.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sean A. Camoni.

Indictments 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 20 years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a 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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Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated July 26, 2016