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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Two Illegal Aliens Sentenced For Immigration Violations

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced today that two sentencings involving illegal aliens have taken place in U.S. District Court in Scranton.
    
On December 2, 2014, United States District Court Judge Richard P. Conaboy sentenced Jose Efrain Martinez-Aguilar, a/k/a Carlos Oreana Benitez, age 48, a native and citizen of Honduras, to a term of imprisonment for 27 months followed by immediate deportation.  Martinez-Aguilar was previously indicted and charged with illegal reentry into the United States after having been previously deported and after having been convicted of an aggravated felony involving the trafficking of controlled substances.

On December 4, 2014, Judge Conaboy sentenced Juan Domingo Tellar-Mendoza, a/k/a Juan Carlos Tellar-Mendoza, age 30, a native and citizen of Nicaragua, to a term of imprisonment of time served, approximately 6 months, and immediate deportation.  Tellar-Mendoza was previously indicted and charged with illegal reentry into the United States after having been previously deported.

The investigations were conducted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).  Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Olshefski prosecuted both cases.

Updated April 9, 2015