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United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                     CONTACT:  Donna Krise
THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2008                                   ACTING PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
www.usdoj.gov/usao/txe                                                                               PHONE: (936) 639-4003

MULTIPLE DEFENDANTS CHARGED BY FEDERAL GRAND JURY

            (SHERMAN, TX)  United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory announced today that multiple indictments have been returned charging individuals with separate criminal violations in the Eastern District of Texas. 
              
            PEDRO CANO-CASTILLO, 35, Mexico, has been indicted for Illegal Reentry of Removed or Deported Alien.

            On 11/12/06, Grayson County 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.
           
This case is being investigated by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randall Blake.

            JESUS ARIAS-HERNANDEZ, 31, El Salvador, has been indicted for Illegal Reentry of Removed or Deported Alien.
           
On 11/12/06, Grayson County 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.
           
This case is being investigated by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randall Blake.

VICENTE REBOLLAR-LOPEZ (38) and GODOFREDO SERRATO (33) both of
Dallas, Texas have been indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute or Dispense or Possess with Intent to Distribute or Dispense Cocaine; and Use, Carrying or Possession of a Firearm During, in Relation to and in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime.
           
If convicted, each could face not less than ten (10) years and not more than life, a fine not to exceed $4 million and supervised release of at least 5 years.
           
This case is being investigated by DEA and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Errin Martin.
           
            ADOLFO ESPINOZA-GOMEZ, 25, Mexico, has been indicted for harboring and transporting illegal aliens for financial gain and for conspiracy to do so in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1).
           
If convicted, he faces up to 10 years imprisonment and a fine of 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 Buys.

            A federal grand jury has indicted LOUIS C. SIMPSON, 59, Indiana, on five counts of wire fraud.  The Indictment alleges that between approximately March 2006 and September 2006, SIMPSON solicited almost $1 million in investments based on the fraudulent representation that he would use them in connection with a program that he held with the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
           
            Special Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating this case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Shamoil T. Shipchandler is prosecuting the case.

CHRISTOPHER COLEMAN GREEN, 39, of Denison, Texas, has been indicted for possession of stolen mail. 

The Indictment alleges that on or about September 21, 2007, Green stole United States mail and the contents of United States mail.

If convicted, GREEN faces up to 5 years imprisonment and a fine not to exceed $250,000.00.

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

JACOB WAYNE SPRINGER, 30, of Gainesville, Texas, has been indicted for bank robbery.  On March 6, 2008, the Indictment alleges that Springer robbed the First Convenience Bank located at 1592 S. Loop 288, Denton, Texas.

If convicted, SPRINGER faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a fine not to exceed $250,000.00.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney M. Andrew Stover.

JOEL ALAN HARBOUR, 34, of Sherman, Texas, has been indicted for counterfeiting and forging obligations or securities of the United States.  The Indictment alleges that on or about February 6, 2007, Harbour altered sixteen five dollar Federal Reserve Notes by bleaching off their serial numbers and series year.

If convicted, Harbour faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a fine not to exceed $250,000.00.

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

            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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