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Federal Grand Jury Indictments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 2014

Contact Person: Beth Drake (803) 929-3000

Columbia, South Carolina ----- United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that a Federal Grand Jury in Greenville, South Carolina, returned Indictment(s) against the following:

Four Individuals Indicted for Conspiring to Steal Mail
Dean B. Dalenko, age 43, Jennifer M. McCullough, age 39, Salathiel D. Harrison, age 38, of Fountain Inn, South Carolina, and Julie A. Nelson, age 38, of Anderson, South Carolina, were charged in a 1-count superseding indictment with conspiracy to steal mail and possess stolen mail; to make and possess counterfeit securities; and to use one or more unauthorized access devices; in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371.  The maximum penalty each defendant could receive is five years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000.00.  The case was investigated by agents of the United States Postal Inspection Service and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney William J. Watkins, Jr., of the Greenville office for prosecution.

Foreign Nationals Charged with Illegal Re-entry
Jorge Alexander Lozano-Carcamo, Manuel De Jesus Berrios-Galos, Drezier Velarde-Bernal, Carmen Janeth Ordonez-Zavala, Hector Vicente-Vicente, And Jesus Gustavo Saquino-Guzman are each charged in Indictments with illegal re-entry to the United States, a violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1326.  The maximum penalty each could receive, depending on their prior criminal history, is two to twenty years imprisonment. These cases were investigated by Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), agents and are assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Max Cauthen of the Greenville office for prosecution.

Individual Indicted for Social Security Fraud
Carmen Janeth Ordonez-Zavala was charged in an Indictment with social security fraud, a violation of Title 42, United States Code, Section 408.  The maximum penalty she could receive is five years imprisonment.  This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Max Cauthen of the Greenville office for prosecution.

Florida Resident Charged in Four Count Indictment
Kimberley J. DeMata, age 29, of Miramar, Florida, was charged in a 4-count indictment with conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 286; attempting to possess 15 or more unauthorized access devices, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1029(a)(3); aggravated identity theft, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1028A(a)(1); and accessory after the fact, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 3.  The maximum penalty for each violation is:

Charge

Maximum Penalty

18 U.S.C. § 286

Fine of $250,000 and/or imprisonment of ten years

18 U.S.C. § 1029(a)(3)

Fine of $250,000 and/or imprisonment of ten years

18 U.S.C. § 1028A(a)(1)

Fine of $250,000 and/or imprisonment of two years consecutive

18 U.S.C. § 3

Fine of $125,000 and/or imprisonment of five years

This case was investigation by agents of the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Internal Revenue Service and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney William J. Watkins, Jr., of the Greenville office for prosecution.

The United States Attorney stated that all charges in these Indictments are merely accusations and that all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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