A 34-year-old native and citizen of Mexico has been charged with illegal reentry into the United States, according to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith. Patricio Pedraza-Montes, 34, a native and citizen of Mexico, was charged in a one-count indictment by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg Wednesday for being in the United States illegally.
The indictment alleges that Pedraza-Montes, an alien who has previously been arrested, and deported from the United States on August 5, 2003, did knowingly and unlawfully reenter the United States and was apprehended in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.
This investigation was conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Alice Song Hartye.
In this particular case, the maximum penalty under the federal statute is two years’ imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine.
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