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Native Of Mexico Indicted On Illegal Reentry Charge

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

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Farias Aquino-Vargas, age 43, of Mexico, was indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge of illegal reentry. 

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the indictment alleges that Aquino-Vargas was removed from the United States on December 7, 2020, through Brownsville, Texas, and it is alleged that he reentered the United States without first obtaining legal permission to do so.  The indictment also alleges that on September 12, 2022, Aquino-Vargas was encountered in York, Pennsylvania.

The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) and the Pennsylvania State Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott R. Ford is prosecuting the case.

The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is 2 years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. 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.

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

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Updated November 3, 2022