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03/27/2014

Illegal re-entry charges brought against 4 Pennsylvania men

PHILADELPHIA — A federal grand jury in Harrisburg indicted Wednesday four Latin American men unlawfully in the United States on felony charges of illegally re-entering the United States after deportation. The charges follow an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

Indicted were:

  • Ricardo Hernandez-Del Angel, 32, a native and citizen of Mexico, who has a prior Dec. 20, 2006, conviction for statutory sexual assault in Franklin County, Pa. Hernandez-Del Angel was charged in a one-count indictment alleging that he was previously arrested and deported from the United States Feb. 6, 2007, and subsequently re-entered the country illegally. He was located by ERO officers in Franklin County. If convicted, Hernandez-Del Angel faces a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
  • Victor Peralta-Serrano, 35, a native and citizen of Mexico, was charged in a one- count indictment alleging that he was previously arrested and deported from the United States in July 2007, and subsequently re-entered the country illegally. He was apprehended in York County, Pa. If convicted, Peralta-Serrano faces a maximum sentence of up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
  • Juan Calderon-Villanueva, 29, a native and citizen of El Salvador, was charged in a one-count indictment alleging that he was previously arrested and deported from the United States in February 2011 and subsequently re-entered the country illegally. He was apprehended in Franklin County, Pa. If convicted, Calderon-Villanueva faces a maximum sentence of up to two years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
  • Miguel Salazar-Gomez, 31, a native and citizen of Mexico, was charged in a one-count indictment alleging that he was previously arrested and deported from the United States in February 2006 and subsequently re-entered the country illegally. He was apprehended in Adams County, Pa. If convicted, Salazar-Gomez faces a maximum sentence of up to two years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The investigations were conducted by ICE ERO's Criminal Alien Program in Philadelphia and are being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian G. McDonnell with the Middle District of Pennsylvania.