ALIENS INDICTED BY FEDERAL GRAND JURY
A Federal Grand Jury sitting in New Orleans charged two Mexican citizens in separate indictments today, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.
In the first case, AARON MAURICIO CASAS-HERNANDEZ, age 42, was charged in a one-count indictment for identity theft. According to the indictment, on September 28, 2008, the defendant possessed and used another person’s Social Security card in an application for a passport. If convicted, CASAS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of fifteen (15) years, a fine of $250,000.00 and three (3) years of supervised release.
The case was investigated by U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U. S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service.
In the second indictment, JUAN ANTONIO DORIA-RIVERA, age 41, was charged with illegal re-entry by an alien who had been previously removed. According to court documents, on approximately October 6, 2010, the defendant, an alien who had previously been removed from the United States, in Jefferson Parish without the proper consent. If convicted, DORIA-RIVERA, who was convicted of an aggravated felony prior to his previous removal, faces a maximum term of imprisonment of twenty (20) years, a fine of $250,000.00 and three years of supervised.
The case was investigated by U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Both cases are being prosecuted by Special Assistant U. S. Attorney Robert Weir.
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.
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