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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Nine Previously Deported Aliens Charged With Illegal Reentry

HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that nine previously deported aliens were indicted separately on April 17, 2019, by a federal grand jury for illegal reentry into the United States. These matters arose in counties throughout the District including Dauphin, Franklin, Lackawanna, and York.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Victor Espanol-Ahuacatitan, age 35, of Mexico, was previously deported from the United States to Mexico in April 2013.  He is alleged to have illegally reentered the United States sometime after April 2013, and was found in the United States in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Diego Us-Tum, age 29, of Guatemala, was previously deported from the United States to Guatemala in October 2006.  He is alleged to have illegally reentered the United States sometime after October 2006 and was found in the United States in Greencastle, Franklin County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Marvin Marroquin Garcia-Gomez, age 22, of Guatemala, was previously deported from the United States to Guatemala in February 2015.  He is alleged to have illegally reentered the United States sometime after February 2015 and was found in the United States in Greencastle, Franklin County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Victor Alfonso Morales-Sanchez, age 28, of Guatemala, was previously deported from the United States to Guatemala in March 2017.  He is alleged to have illegally reentered the United States sometime after March 2017 and was found in the United States in Greencastle, Franklin County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Manuel Alejandro Velasco-Rosales, age 32, of Mexico, was previously deported from the United States to Mexico in September 2011.  He is alleged to have illegally reentered the United States sometime after September 2011 and was found in the United States in Franklin County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Virgilio Orellana-Rivas, age 40, of Honduras, was previously deported from the United States to Honduras in November 2000.  He is alleged to have illegally reentered the United States again sometime after November 2000 and was found in the United States in Franklin County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Serafin Mendoza-Torres, age 27, of Mexico, was previously deported from the United States to Mexico in July 2016.  He is alleged to have illegally reentered the United States sometime after July 2016 and was found in the United States in Dallastown, York County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Javier Hernandez-Zuniga, age 42, of Mexico, was previously deported from the United States to Mexico in December 2009.  He is alleged to have illegally reentered the United States sometime after December 2009 and was found in the United States in Dallastown, York County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Mauro Camacho-Lopez, age 41, of Mexico, was previously deported from the United States to Mexico in April 2007.  He is alleged to have illegally reentered the United States sometime after April 2007 and was found in the United States in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

These cases were investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).  Assistant United States Attorney Joanne Hoffman 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.

Defendants face a maximum penalty of two 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 April 18, 2019