THREE ILLEGAL ALIENS INDICTED FOR UNLAWFUL RE-ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES
BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today indicted three illegal immigrants for unlawfully re-entering the United States after having previously been deported, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency Resident Agent in Charge Jesse G. Blakeman.
SEBASTIAN MALDONADO-ARCE, 32, JESUS CRUZ-LOPEZ, 44, and JOSE GARCIA-FERNANDEZ, 32, all of Mexico, were each charged in one-count indictments filed in U.S. District Court.
CRUZ-LOPEZ and GARCIA-FERNANDEZ are charged with illegal re-entry after having been deported. The maximum sentence for that crime is two years in prison and a $250,000 fine. MALDONADO-ARCE is charged with re-entry after having been removed following convictions for aggravated felonies. The penalty on that conviction is an enhanced maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
ICE investigated the cases, which are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Miles M. Hart.
Members of the public are reminded that the indictment contains only charges. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and it will be the government's burden to prove a defendant's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.
If you believe your organization has expertise or resources that could improve outcomes for ex-offenders re-entering society, please e-mail our Community Outreach Coordinator at Jeremy.Sherer@usdoj.gov
or call 205-244-2019.
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Joyce White Vance
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