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United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2008                                               PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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FEDERAL GRAND JURY RETURNS INDICTMENTS
 IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS

 

SHERMAN, TX—United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory announced that a federal grand jury returned indictments yesterday charging multiple individuals in separate cases of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas. 
 
            JUAN PRADO-ALPIZAR (a/k/a Jose Lopez), 26, and JOSE ALVAREZ-SOTO (a/k/a Daniel Rufino Ruiz), 27, of Mexico, have been indicted for harboring and transporting illegal aliens for financial gain and conspiracy to do so.  If convicted, they face up to 10 years in federal prison 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.

RYAN CHRISTOPHER HITCHINS, 29, of Dallas has been indicted for bank robbery.  According to  the indictment, on June 30, 2008, Hitches is alleged to have robbed Texans Credit Union located at 3131 Custer Rd. #170, in Plano, TX.  If convicted, Hitchins faces up to 20 years in federal prison 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.

DAVID EDWARD PERMENTER, 19, and ANTONIO MURDOCK, 19, both of Dallas, have been indicted for bank robbery.  According to the indictment, on July 7, 2008, Permenter and Murdock are accused of robbing Wachovia Bank located at 5925 W. Park Blvd., Plano, Texas and Washington Mutual Bank located at 4701 SH 121, The Colony, Texas.  They are also accused of robbing Wachovia Bank, located at 4037, Old Denton Road, Carrollton, Texas on June 27, 2008, and Bank of America located at 18229 Midway Road, Dallas, Texas on June 18, 2008.  If convicted, they each face up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine not to exceed $250,000.00 for each count.

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

            ANTWAN L. JONES, 32, of Chicago, Illinois, has been indicted for Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine and Use, Carry, or Possession of a Firearm during a Drug Trafficking Crime.  If convicted, Jones faces up to 40 years in federal prison and a fine not to exceed $2 million.

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

            ALFREDO HERNANDEZ-HERNANDEZ, 37, of Mexico, has been indicted for Illegal Reentry of Removed or Deported Alien.  According to the indictment, on July 8, 2008, Denton County law enforcement notified Immigration and Customs Enforcement that they had a possible deported alien in custody.  If convicted, the Defendant faces up to 20 years in federal prison, deportation 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 Randall Blake.

            VALENTIN IBARRA-LUNA, 42, of Mexico, has been indicted for Illegal Reentry of Removed or Deported Alien.  According to the indictment, on June 23, 2008, Denton County law enforcement notified Immigration and Customs Enforcement that they had a possible deported alien in custody.  If convicted, the Defendant faces up to 20 years in federal prison, deportation 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 Randall Blake.

            CHRISTOPHER CHIOTA, 31, of Dallas, KENNEDY MPEZINI, 32, of McKinney, GILBERT GOTORO, 38, of Irving, TENDEKA DANIEL PARIRENYATWA, 31, of Richardson MICHAEL THOMAS, JR., 27, of Irving, and KUDZAI MANGOMA, 29, city of residency unknown, have been indicted for Conspiracy to Defraud the United States with respect to claims, Conspiracy to commit Identity Theft, Bank Fraud and Aiding and Abetting.  If convicted, the defendants each face up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.00.

            This case is being investigated by the United States Internal Revenue Service and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randall Blake.

            RANSOM NYAMAHARO, 23, of Plano, KARIMANJIRA-GUMBA MADE, 27, of Plano, SIMBARASHE SOKO, 25, city of residency unknown, and RONLAD MOYO, 29, of Dallas, have been indicted for Conspiracy to Defraud the United States with respect to claims, Conspiracy to commit Identity Theft, Bank Fraud and Aiding and Abetting.  If convicted, the defendants each face up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.00.

            This case is being investigated by the United States Internal Revenue Service and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randall Blake.

            VICTOR RAMIREZ-AGUILAR, a.k.a.  Victor Ramirez; a.k.a. Victor Aguilar, 28, of Mexico, has been indicted for Illegal Reentry of Removed or Deported Alien.  According to the indictment, on July 28, 2008, Denton County law enforcement 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, deportation 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 Randall Blake.

            SERGIO PRADO-GOMEZ, a.k.a. Sergio Prado; a.k.a. Sergio Gomez, 25, Mexico, has been indicted for Illegal Reentry of Removed or Deported Alien.  According to the indictment, on June 23, 2008, Denton County law enforcement notified Immigration and Customs Enforcement that they had a possible deported alien in custody.  If convicted, the Defendant faces up to 20 years in federal prison, deportation 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 Randall Blake.

            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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