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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Seven Previously Deported Aliens Charged With Illegal Re-Entry

HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that seven previously deported aliens were indicted separately on April 18, 2018, by a federal grand jury for illegal re-entry into the United. 

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Jorge Martinez-Casas, age 38, of Mexico, was previously deported from the United States to Mexico in June 2016.  He is alleged to have illegally re-entered the United States sometime after June 2016, and was found in the United States in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Rey Sanchez-Fierro, age 42, of Mexico, was previously deported from the United States to Mexico in December 2010, January 2011, and March 2013.  He is alleged to have illegally re-entered the United States sometime after March 2013, and was found in the United States in York County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Erasmo Rivera-Reyes, age 46, of Mexico, was previously deported from the United States to Mexico in February 2012 and April 2013.  He is alleged to have illegally re-entered the United States sometime after April 2013, and was found in the United States in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Jose Gonzalez-Villegas, age 23, of Mexico, was previously deported from the United States to Mexico in June 2014 and October 2016.  He is alleged to have illegally re-entered the United States sometime after October 2016, and was found in the United States in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Antonio Rodriguez-Ramirez, age 41, of Honduras, was previously deported from the United States to Honduras in September 2001 and January 2011.  He is alleged to have illegally re-entered the United States sometime after January 2011, and was found in the United States in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Rosalio Zamora-Lopez, age 43, of Mexico, was previously deported from the United States to Mexico in January 2011, April 2011, February 2012, March 2014 and March 2014.  He is alleged to have illegally re-entered the United States sometime after March 2014, and was found in the United States in Adams County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Omar Lopez-Hernandez, age 29, of Mexico, was previously deported from the United States to Mexico in February 2011.  He is alleged to have illegally re-entered the United States sometime after February 2011, and was found in the United States in Franklin County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Under federal law, Martinez-Casas, Sanchez-Fierro, Rivera-Reyes, Gonzalez-Villegas, Rodriguez-Ramirez, Zamora-Lopez, Lopez-Hernandez all face a maximum penalty of two years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. 

These cases were investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).  Special Assistant United States Attorney Brian G. McDonnell 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.

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 19, 2018