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Federal Grand Jury Indictments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 14, 2013

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:

Greenville Residents Indicted for Wire Fraud
Daniel Mark Reynolds, age 41, of Greenville, South Carolina, and Cheryl Ann Woods, age 35, of Greenville, South Carolina, were charged in a two-count indictment with wire fraud, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343.  The maximum penalty Daniel Mark Reynolds and Cheryl Ann Woods could receive is twenty years imprisonment.  The case was investigated by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney David C. Stephens of the Greenville office for prosecution.

Easley Man and a Tolleson, Arizona, Woman Indicted for Wire Fraud
Robert Stanley Harrison, age 53, of Easley, South Carolina, and Roslyn Stevens, age 58, of Tolleson, Arizona, were charged in a four-count indictment with wire fraud, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343.  The maximum penalty Robert Stanley Harrison and Roslyn Stevens could receive is twenty years imprisonment.  The case was investigated by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney David C. Stephens of the Greenville office for prosecution.

Foreign Nationals Charged with Illegal Re-entry 
CESAR MARTINEZ-QUINTERO, a/k/a Cesareo Olivo-Martinez, EDUARDO MENDOZA-GUTIERREZ, and LUIS ABRAHAM OCAMPO-MUNOZ are each charged in Indictments with illegal re-entry to the United States, a violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326.  The maximum penalty each could receive, depending on their prior criminal history, is two to twenty years imprisonment.  These cases were investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents and are assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Max Cauthen of the Greenville office for prosecution.

Individual Indicted for Illegal Entry Into the United States
CECILIO ESPINOZA-AVILA, is charged in an Indictment with illegal entry to the United States, a violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1325.  The maximum penalty he could receive, depending on his prior criminal history, is six months imprisonment.  The 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.

Residents from Various Parts of South Carolina Conspired to Commit Wire Fraud
L.D. Truett Stafford, age 27, of Simpsonville, South Carolina; Ashley Ruth Tyndall, age 25, of Greenville, South Carolina; Tabitha Ann Blackwell, age 27, of Taylors, South Carolina; Matthew Ivan Constance, age 30, of Campobello, South Carolina; and Ronald Scott Fowler, age 40, of Woodruff, South Carolina, were charged in a one-count Indictment with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349.  The maximum penalty L.D. Truett Stafford, Ashley Ruth Tyndall, Tabitha Ann Blackwell, Matthew Ivan Constance, and Ronald Scott Fowler could receive is 20 years imprisonment.  The case was investigated by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney William J. Watkins, Jr., of the Greenville office for prosecution.

Florida Men Indicted for Conspiring to Defraud the I.R.S., Identification Fraud, Theft or Receipt of Stolen Mail, Possession of Unauthorized Access Devices, and Aggravated Identity Theft
Yeedser D. Palacios, age 32, of Miermount, Florida; Wandy A. Fabre, age 29, of Davenport, Florida; and Charles C. Law, age 27, of Miramar, Florida, were charged in a five-count Indictment with conspiring to defraud the I.R.S., identification fraud, theft or receipt of stolen mail, possession of unauthorized access devices, and aggravated identity theft, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 286, 1028(a)(7), 1708, 1029(a)(3), 1029(b)(1), and 1028A(a)(1).  The maximum penalty Yeedser D. Palacios, Wandy A. Fabre, and Charles C. Law could receive is ten years imprisonment for violating Title 18, United States Code, Section 286, fifteen years imprisonment for violating Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028(a)(7), five years imprisonment for violating Title 18, United States Code, Section 1708, ten years imprisonment for violating Title 18, United States Code, Section 1029(a)(3), and two consecutive years imprisonment for violating Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028A(a)(1).  The case was investigated by agents of the United Postal Inspection 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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