Rapid City Man Indicted for Illegal Reentry after Deportation
December 27, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rapid City man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly reentering the United States after having been previously deported to Mexico.
Martin Sanchez-Garza, age 43, was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 20, 2011, for Illegal Reentry After Deportation. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on December 22, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 2 years' imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine. The charge is merely an accusation, and Sanchez-Garza is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman is prosecuting the case.
Sanchez-Garcia was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.
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