Labor trafficker sentenced for encouraging the illegal entry of Guatemalan nationals, including unaccompanied minors, into the United States
Two people were indicted in for illegally reentering the United States, law enforcement officials said.
Miguel Marcos-Perez, 31, a citizen of Guatemala, was found in New Philadelphia after having twice previously been deported to Guatamala, most recently in 2012, according to court documents.
Alexis Manueles Mancia, 27, a citizen of Honduras, was found in Mahoning County after having previously been deported to Honduras three times, most recently in 2016, according to court documents.
The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S Attorneys Kathryn G. Andrachik and Brian S. Deckert following investigations by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial, in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.