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Mexican Citizen Indicted for Illegal Reentry After Deportation

February 17, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mexican citizen has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Illegal Reentry After Deportation.

Manuel Cortez-Flores, a/k/a Manuel Flores-Cortez, a/k/a Hugo Flores-Flores, age 27, was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 24, 2012. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on February 16, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 special assessment. The charge is merely an accusation, and Cortez-Flores is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case. Cortez-Flores was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. No trial date has been set.

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