HARRISBURG, PA — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on April 20, 2022, two previously deported aliens were indicted separately by a federal grand jury for illegal reentry into the United States.
According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, Tomi Moscat-Lara, a/k/a Randi Torres-Irizarry, age 44, was charged with illegal re-entry into the United States by a previously deported alien. He had been deported in December 2013, and is alleged to have illegally reentered the United States sometime after that date. He was found in the United States in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, due to an arrest which eventually led to a conviction for Possession with Intent to Distribute Drugs.
Jorge Efren Rivera-Nungaray, a/k/a Gabriel Franko, a/k/a Jorge Efrain Rivera, age 40, was charged with illegal re-entry into the United States by a previously deported alien. He had been deported in November 2013 and is alleged to have illegally reentered the United States sometime after that date. He was found in the United States in Adams County, Pennsylvania, after an April 6, 2021 arrest for terroristic threats and harassment.
Moscat-Lara and Rivera-Nungaray both face a maximum penalty of 2 years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine.
These matters were investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) and are being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joanne M. Sanderson.
A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.
Information is subject to change at any time. Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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