Previously Deported Mexican Men Charged With Illegal Reentry
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 today that on July 19, 2022, Juan Esdrada-Beret, age 41, and Mario Luna-Zarate, age 38, were indicted by a federal grand jury for the offense of Illegal Reentry into the United States.
According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Esdrada-Beret, a citizen of Mexico, had been previously removed in April 2018 and is alleged to have illegally reentered the United States sometime after that date. He was located in Schuylkill County in June 2022.
Luna-Zarate, a citizen of Mexico, was previously removed in May 2020, and is alleged to have illegally reentered the United States sometime thereafter. He was located in Schuylkill County in June 2022.
The cases were investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) and are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jeffery St John and Phillip J. Caraballo.
The maximum penalty under federal law for the offenses 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 July 25, 2022