Grand jury returns indictments
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 4, 2013
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.
Mexican citizen charged with illegal re-entry into U.S.
Alonzo Cid-Escatel, age 36, a citizen of Mexico found in Pipestone, Minnesota, is charged with one count of illegally re-entering the United States after previously being deported.
If convicted, Cid-Escatel 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 David P. Steinkamp.
Minneapolis man charged with possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine
Isreal Landa-Leon, age 28, of Minneapolis, is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
If convicted, Landa-Leon faces a potential maximum penalty of 40 years in prison. This case is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Amber M. Brennan.
Arizona man charged with filing a false tax return
Brian Christopher Neary was charged with one count of filing a false tax return. If convicted, Neary faces a potential maximum penalty of three years in prison. This case is the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigations. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. MacLaughlin.
Per U.S. Department of Justice policy, the U.S. Attorney’s Office is not allowed to provide the age and city of residence for defendants charged in criminal tax cases.
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