TWO ILLEGAL ALIENS INDICTED FOR FRAUD AND MISUSE OF PERMANENT RESIDENT CARDS
NELSON RENE ORDONES-SILVESTRE, age 20, a resident of Mexico, and JAIRON RENE GARCIA-GOMEZ, age 23, a resident of Guatemala, were charged with one count each in a two-count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury for fraud and misuse of a Permanent Resident card, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.
According to the indictment, on or about January 21, 2010, ORDONES-SILVESTRE and GARCIA-GOMEZ used counterfeit Permanent Resident cards as proof of identification required to gain entry into the United States Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base in Belle Chase, Louisiana.
If convicted, the defendants each face a maximum term of imprisonment of ten (10) 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 the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendants must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
This investigation was conducted by U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U. S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U. S. Attorney Robert Weir.
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