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United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2008                                                  PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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MULTIPLE DEFENDANTS CHARGED BY FEDERAL GRAND JURY

            SHERMAN, TX – United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory announced today multiple indictments have been returned charging individuals with separate criminal violations in the Eastern District of Texas. 

TERRY WAYNE MORRIS, 43, and STACI RENEA SANCHEZ, 37, of Sanger, Texas, have been indicted for counterfeiting and forging obligations of the United States and possession of counterfeit obligations.  According to the indictment, on March 7, 2008, Morris and Sanchez manufactured and possessed counterfeit $20.00, $5.00 and $1.00 denominations.  If convicted, they each face up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00.

This case is being investigated by the United States Secret Service and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney M. Andrew Stover.
           
            CRISTOBAL CAMPOS-AYALA, 46, of Mexico, has been indicted for Illegal Reentry of Removed or Deported Alien.  According to the indictment, on April 22, 2008, Collin County officials notified Immigration and Customs Enforcement that they had a possible deported alien in custody on a local warrant.  If convicted, the Defendant faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

            HUGO FRANCO-TORES, a.k.a. Hugo Franco-Torres, a.k.a. Cervando Franco-Granados, 27, of Mexico, has been indicted for Illegal Reentry of Removed or Deported Alien.  According to the indictment, on April 11, 2008, Collin County officials notified Immigration and Customs Enforcement that they had a possible deported alien in custody on a local warrant.  If convicted, the Defendant faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

            JOSE JACINTO-ANACLETO, a.k.a. Diego Lopez-Mendoza, 22, of Mexico, has been indicted for Illegal Reentry of Removed or Deported Alien.  According to the indictment, on April 27, 2008, Denton County officials notified Immigration and Customs Enforcement that they had a possible deported alien in custody on a local warrant.  If convicted, the Defendant faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
           
            ALEGANDRO NETRO-GALAVIZ, 31, of Mexico, has been indicted for Illegal Reentry of Removed or Deported Alien.  According to the indictment, on June 2, 2006, Collin County officials notified Immigration and Customs Enforcement that they had a possible deported alien in custody on a local warrant.  If convicted, the Defendant faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

            JAVIER NUNEZ-SIERRA, 29, of Mexico, has been indicted for Illegal Reentry of Removed or Deported Alien.  According to the indictment, on August 25, 2007, Collin County officials notified Immigration and Customs Enforcement that they had a possible deported alien in custody on a local warrant.  If convicted, the Defendant faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

            OMAR FLORES-MARTINEZ, 35, of Mexico, has been indicted for Illegal Reentry of Removed or Deported Alien.  According to the indictment, on May 20, 2007, Collin County officials notified Immigration and Customs Enforcement that they had a possible deported alien in custody on a local warrant.  If convicted, the Defendant faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

            RUBEN LOYA-ROMERO, 39, of Mexico, has been indicted for Illegal Reentry of Removed or Deported Alien.  According to the indictment, on April 11, 2008, Denton County Officials notified Immigration and Customs Enforcement that they had a possible deported alien in custody on a local warrant.  If convicted, the Defendant faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

            PEDRO ANTONIO SANCHEZ-HERNANDEZ, 36, of Mexico, has been indicted for Illegal Reentry of Removed or Deported Alien.  According to the indictment, on May 4, 2008, Denton County officials notified Immigration and Customs Enforcement that they had a possible deported alien in custody on a local warrant.  If convicted, the Defendant faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

            DOUGLAS OMAR LAZO-TORRES, a.k.a. Douglas Lazo, 26, of Honduras, has been indicted for Illegal Reentry of Removed or Deported Alien.  According to the indictment, on March 22, 2008, Denton County officials notified Immigration and Customs Enforcement that they had a possible deported alien in custody on a local warrant.  If convicted, the Defendant faces up to not more than 20 years and a fine up to $250,000.

            These immigration cases are being investigated by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randall Blake.

JASON L. WALKER, 23, of Little Rock, Arkansas, and DEMOND ANDREW ALEXANDER, 26, of Texarkana, Texas have been indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute or Dispense or Possess with Intent to Distribute or Dispense 5 kilograms or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine.   If convicted, they each face up to life in federal prison and a fine of up to $4 million.

            This case is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Texas Department of Public Safety and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Maureen Smith. 

MIGUEL ANGEL CORIA, 32, of Denton County, has been indicted for Conspiracy to
Distribute or Dispense or Possess with Intent to Distribute or Dispense 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine.   If convicted, Coria could face up to life in federal prison and a fine of up to $4 million.

            This case is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Dallas Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Maureen Smith. 

            GEOFFREY RHODES, 58, of Denton, has been indicted and charged with possession of child pornography.  If convicted, Rhodes faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

DWIGHT BEAMAN, 39, of Denton, has been indicted and charged with 2 counts of possession of child pornography and 1 count of distribution of child pornography.  If convicted, Beaman faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000. 

 These cases are being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michele A. Ratcliffe as a part of the Department of Justice Project Safe Childhood initiative.  In February 2006, the Department of Justice created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.  Lead by the United States Attorneys Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims.  For information about Project Safe Childhood, visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov/ .

          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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