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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 16, 2018

Thirteen Previously Deported Aliens Charged With Illegal Re-Entry

HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that thirteen previously deported aliens were indicted separately on February 14, 2018, by a federal grand jury for illegal re-entry into the United States by a previously deported alien. 

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Juan Carlos Leon-Avalos, age 29, of Mexico, was previously deported from the United States to Mexico in October 2011.  He is alleged to have illegally re-entered the United States sometime after October 2011, and was found in the United States in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Mateo Salinas-Oliva, age 32, of Honduras, was previously deported from the United States to Honduras in July 2011.  He is alleged to have illegally re-entered the United States sometime after July 2011, and was found in the United States in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Roberto Pinto-Moreira, age 26, of Honduras, was previously deported from the United States to Honduras on four prior occasions, March 2010, September 2010, March 2011, and November 2011.  He is alleged to have illegally re-entered the United States sometime after November 2011, and was found in the United States in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Milton Andrade-Granados, age 42, of El Salvador, was previously deported from the United States to El Salvador in June 2015.  He is alleged to have illegally re-entered the United States sometime after June 2015, and was found in the United States in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Nolberto Perez-Perez, age 26, of Guatemala, was previously deported from the United States to Guatemala in August 2014.  He is alleged to have illegally re-entered the United States sometime after August 2014, and was found in the United States in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Jose Gonzalez-Martinez, age 37, was previously deported from the United States to Mexico in May 2013.  He is alleged to have illegally re-entered the United States sometime after May 2013, and was found in the United States in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Hector Hernandez-Contreras, age 27, of Mexico, was previously deported from the United States to Mexico in October 2011.  He is alleged to have illegally re-entered the United States sometime after October 2011, and was found in the United States in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Edgar Cruz-Garcia, age 30, of Mexico, was previously deported from the United States to Mexico in June 2015.  He is alleged to have illegally re-entered the United States sometime after June 2015, and was found in the United States in York County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Ricardo De Jesus-Portillo, age 37, of Honduras, was previously deported from the United States to Honduras in July 2011.  He is alleged to have illegally re-entered the United States sometime after July 2011, and was found in the United States in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Pastor Fonseca-Lara, age 53, of Mexico, was previously deported from the United States to Mexico three times, February 2013, April 2013, and January 2014.  He is alleged to have illegally re-entered the United States sometime after January 2014, and was found in the United States in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Under federal law, Leon-Avalos, Salinas-Oliva, Pinto-Moreira, Andrade-Granados, Perez-Perez, Gonzalez-Martinez, Hernandez-Contreras, Cruz-Garcia, De Jesus-Portillo and Fonseca-Lara all face a maximum penalty of two years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. 

Ambrosio Ramirez-Arriaga, age 32, of Mexico, was previously deported from the United States on two prior occasions, August 2012 and June 2015. He is alleged to have illegally re-entered the United States sometime after June 2015, and was found in the United States in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers. In June 2012, he was convicted in the District of New Mexico of illegal reentry, an offense which subjects him to enhanced penalties in the current case.

Ramirez-Arriaga faces a maximum penalty of ten years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. 

Tomasz Stypulkowski, age 44, was previously deported from the United States in November 2008.  He is alleged to have illegally re-entered the United States sometime after November 2008, and was found in the United States in Monroe County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Stypulkowski faces a maximum penalty of twenty 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 February 16, 2018