Three previously deported aliens charged with illegal reentry by US Attorney

Three previously deported aliens charged with illegal reentry by US Attorney

Harrisburg, PA

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that three previously deported aliens were indicted separately on August 28, 2019, by a federal grand jury for illegal reentry into the United States. These matters arose in counties throughout the Middle District of Pennsylvania including Dauphin, Franklin, and York counties.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Laurencio Hernandez-Hernandez, age 38, of Mexico, was previously deported from the United States to Mexico in April 2008.  He is alleged to have illegally reentered the United States sometime after April 2008, and was found in the United States in York County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers. He pleaded guilty in 2008 to Forgery – Unauthorized Act In Writing in York County.

Felix Ruiz-Arrendondo, age 37, of Mexico, was previously deported from the United States to Mexico in April 2016.  He is alleged to have illegally reentered the United States sometime after April 2016, and was found in the United States in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.  Ruiz-Arrendondo pleaded guilty to DUI: High Rate of Alcohol (Blood Alcohol .10 – .16) in 2007 and again in 2011. Also in 2011 he pleaded guilty to False Identification To Law Enforcement Officer. In 2015, he pleaded guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Hernandez-Hernandez and Ruiz-Arrendondo face a maximum penalty of 10 years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine.  

Luis Mejia-Gomez, age 34, of Honduras, was previously deported from the United States to Honduras in June 2007.  He is alleged to have illegally reentered the United States sometime after June 2007, and was found in the United States in Franklin County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Mejia-Gomez faces a maximum penalty of two years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine.  

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Don Shaw

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