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Previously Deported Honduras Man Charged With Illegal Re-Entry

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

SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Marvin Javier Godoy-Mendoza, age 46, a citizen of Honduras, was charged by a federal grand jury on July 12, 2022, with illegal re-entry into the United States by a previously deported alien. 

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the indictment alleges that Godoy-Mendoza was previously deported from the United States to Honduras in February 2013, and illegally reentered the United States again sometime thereafter.  Godoy-Mendoza was found in the United States in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

This matter was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jenny P. Roberts.

Godoy-Mendoza faces a maximum penalty of 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 and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

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Updated July 14, 2022