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Nicaraguan man charged with illegal re-entry

SCRANTON, Pa. — A Nicaraguan man was charged Tuesday with illegal re-entry into the United States. The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in Philadelphia.

Juan Carlos Tellar-Mendoza, 27, of Scranton, who was originally removed from the country in 2004, faces two years in prison if convicted.

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