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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Grand Jury Returns Indictments

MINNEAPOLIS—A federal grand jury in the District of Minnesota, sitting in St. Paul, recently returned the following indictments. You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation, and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. Any sentence is determined by a federal district judge.

Minneapolis felon charged with possessing a nine-millimeter handgun

Randolph Seth Anderson, age 42, of Minneapolis, is charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Because he is a felon and three or more of his prior convictions were for violent crimes, Anderson is subject to the federal armed career criminal statute, which mandates a minimum sentence of 15 years in federal prison upon conviction.

This case is the result of an investigation by the Minneapolis Police Department, and the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Amber M. Brennan.

El Salvador citizen charged with illegal re-entry into U.S.

Ana Maria Ortiz, age 43, a citizen of El Salvador found in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee, is charged with one count of illegally re-entering the United States after previously being deported subsequent to a conviction for an aggravated felony.

If convicted, Ortiz faces a potential maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. This case is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Clifford B. Wardlaw.

Honduras citizen charged with illegal re-entry into U.S.

Jorge Alberto Ortiz-Martinez, age 48, a citizen of Honduras, is charged with one count of illegally re-entering the United States after previously being deported subsequent to a conviction for an aggravated felony.

If convicted, Ortiz-Martinez faces a potential maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. This case is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah E. Hudleston.

Man charged with escaping from custody

Leland Wayne Thompson, age 35, of South Dakota, was charged with one count of escape from custody.

If convicted, Thompson faces a potential maximum penalty of five years in prison. This case is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Marshals Service. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David P. Steinkamp.

 

 

Updated April 30, 2015