Four individuals were indicted by a grand jury in Williamsport Thursday on charges of immigration offenses, according to U.S. Attorney Peter J. Smith.
The men include Roque Perez, 22, a native and citizen of Mexico, Nicasio Peralta Lopez, 36, of Honduras, Adgar Rene Ureste-Meza, 34, of Mexico, and Juan Carlos Mayen-Rivas, 23, of Mexico, Smith stated.
Perez faces charges of being an alien who previously was arrested and deported from the U.S. who unlawfully re-entered the country. Perez was apprehended in State College.
Lopez was charged similarly and was stopped in Milton.
Ureste-Meza also faces the same charges and allegedly providing a false statement and documents to federal agents, Smith said. He was apprehended in Mansfield.
Mayen-Rivas was charged with illegal entry into the U.S. and alleged fraud and misuse of a visa.
If convicted, Perez and Lopez face up to two years of imprisonment and fines of more than $250,000. Ureste-Meza faces a maximum of 10 years imprisonment and fines of up to $700,000.
Mayen-Rivas faces a maximum of 10 years imprisonment and fines of up to $250,000.
The cases were investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement.