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United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2008                   PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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FEDERAL GRAND JURY RETURNS INDICTMENTS
 IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS

Federal Charges Include Identity Theft, Bank Fraud, Immigration Violations

SHERMAN, TX—United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced that a federal grand jury has returned indictments this week charging multiple individuals in separate cases of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas. 
 
            BRENDA KAY HENDERSON, 52, of Dallas, has been indicted for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.  According to the indictment, Henderson fraudulently identified herself to Wells Fargo Bank, for the purpose of opening a checking and credit account, using an unauthorized name, date of birth, social security number and driver's license to obtain a $25,000.00 line of credit and a $15,000.00 loan.

If convicted, Henderson faces up to 30 years imprisonment and a fine not to exceed $1 million.

This case is being investigated by the United States Secret Service and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney M. Andrew Stover.

            THOMAS CHRISTOPHER REESE, 28, of Sanger, Texas, has been indicted for use of a counterfeit access device and use of an unauthorized access device.  According to the indictment, Reese applied for a Home Depot Commercial credit card online under the business name of Wholesale Electronic Supply and claimed in the application that he was the President of the company, using his home address as his business address.  Based on the false application, the credit card was approved.  Upon receipt of the credit card, Reese used it to obtain merchandise.

If convicted, Reese faces up to 10 years imprisonment and a fine not to exceed $250,000.00 on each count.

This case is being investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney M. Andrew Stover.

 

            FELEMON FLORES-DON JUAN, 33, Mexico, has been indicted for Illegal Reentry of Removed or Deported Alien.  According to the indictment, on January 9, 2008, Denton County, notified Immigration and Customs Enforcement that they had a possible deported felon in custody.

            If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.00.

            This case is being investigated by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stevan A. Buys.

            CARLOS OLIVAS DOZAL, 18, and JESUS OLIVAS DOZAL, 22, of Carrollton, have been indicted on a 4 count indictment.  The indictment includes charges of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute cocaine and marijuana, possession of cocaine, and a firearm charge in furtherance of the conspiracy.  If convicted, they each face up to 40 years in federal prison and fines of up to $2 million.  If it is shown that either have 3 previous convictions by any court for a violent felony or a serious drug offense, or both, committed on different occasions from one another, they could face imprisonment of 15 years to life.

            This case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Errin Martin.

            OMAR ALONZO-MARTINEZ, 29, of Lewisville, has been indicted on a 1 count indictment.  The indictment charges ALONZO-MARTINEZ with Possession with Intent to Distribute or Dispense Heroin.  If convicted, ALONZO-MARTINEZ could face up to 40 years in federal prison and a fine of $2 million.
             
            This case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Errin Martin.

            It is important to note that an indictment should not be considered as evidence of guilt and that all persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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