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THREE MEN INDICTED FOR MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS TO A FEDERAL AGENCY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 22, 2010

Three aliens were indicted separately by a Federal Grand Jury today for making false statements to a federal agency, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.

In the first case, BYRON JAVIER GODINEZ-LOPEZ, age 27, a resident of Guatemala, was charged in a one-count indictment for making a false statement in a matter within the jurisdiction of the Transportation Security Administration. According to the indictment, on June 3, 2008, GODINEZ-LOPEZ made false entries in a written form as part of his application for Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC), and signed that form, certifying and stating that he satisfied the immigration status requirements for issuance of a TWIC card.

If convicted, GODINEZ-LOPEZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five (5) years, a fine of $250,000.00 and three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

In the second case, GENRY HOBIN ORDONEZ-PEREZ, age 24, a resident of Guatemala, was charged in a two-count indictment for making a false statement in a matter within the jurisdiction of the Transportation Security Administration. According to the indictment, on August 25, 2008, ORDONEZ-PEREZ made false entries in document that he prepared as part of his application for Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC), and signed that form, certifying and stating that he satisfied the immigration status requirements for issuance of a TWIC card. ORDONEZ-PEREZ was also charged with knowingly using a false attestation on an Employment Eligibility Verification Form to satisfy a requirement of the employment eligibility system by claiming to be a lawful permanent resident and using an alien registration number when he knew he was not a lawful permanent resident.

If convicted, for each count GENRY HOBIN ORDONEZ-PEREZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five (5) years, a fine of $250,000.00 and three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

In the third case, HERBER YOBANY ORDONEZ-PEREZ, age 25, a resident of Guatemala, was charged in a two-count indictment for making a false statement in a matter within the jurisdiction of the Transportation Security Administration. According to the indictment, on June 3, 2008, ORDONEZ-PEREZ made false entries as part of his application for Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC), and signed that form, certifying and stating that he satisfied the immigration status requirements for issuance of a TWIC card. HERBER YOBANY ORDONEZ-PEREZ was also charged with falsely representing that a Social Security number had been assigned by the Commissioner of Social Security with intent to deceive, for the purpose of obtaining employment.

If convicted, for each count HERBER YOBANY ORDONEZ-PEREZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five (5) years, a fine of $250,000.00 and three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

U. S. Attorney Letten reiterated that an indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of each defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

These investigations were conducted by U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement with the assistance of the U. S. Coast Guard. The cases are being prosecuted by Special Assistant U. S. Attorney Robert Weir.

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