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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Three Illegal Aliens Charged With Immigration Violations

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), announced that separate criminal charges were filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg against three illegal aliens.

Jose Antonio Ramirez-Morales, age 36, was charged in a one-count indictment by a federal grand jury alleging that Ramirez-Morales, a Guatemalan citizen, who was previously arrested and deported from the United States on May 14, 2010, reentered the United States unlawfully and was found in Carbon County, Pennsylvania.

If convicted, Ramirez-Morales faces a maximum sentence of up to 10 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

Mario Ramirez-Dominguez, age 33, was charged in a one-count indictment by a federal grand jury alleging that Ramirez-Dominguez, a Mexican citizen, who was previously arrested and deported from the United States on September 30, 2012, reentered the United States unlawfully and found in York County, Pennsylvania.

If convicted, Ramirez-Dominguez faces a maximum sentence of up to 2 years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

Gustavo Ramirez-Diosdado, age 44, was charged in a one-count indictment by a federal grand jury alleging that Ramirez-Diosdado, a Mexican citizen, who was previously arrested and deported from the United States on April 22, 2008, reentered the United States unlawfully and was found in Centre County, Pennsylvania.

If convicted, Ramirez-Diosdado faces a maximum sentence of up to 10 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

The investigations were conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) and are being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Alice Song Hartye.

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 guilty 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.

Updated April 9, 2015