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Two Men Charged With Trafficking In Stolen Human Remains

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 that Angelo Pereyra, age 39, of Wichita, Kansas, and Andrew Ensanian, age 38, of Montgomery, Pennsylvania, were charged today by Criminal Information with interstate transport of stolen goods.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the information alleges that between 2018 and 2022, Pereyra and Ensanian caused stolen human remains to be transported between Kansas and Pennsylvania. 

These charges resulted from a multi-year investigation into the nationwide trafficking of stolen human remains.  Multiple defendants have been charged previously in the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and three have thus far entered guilty pleas.  An additional defendant has been charged and convicted in Arkansas.  None have yet been sentenced. 

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Postal Inspection Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean A. Camoni is prosecuting the case.         

The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is 10 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.

Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

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Updated May 15, 2024