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United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2009                                   PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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FEDERAL GRAND JURY RETURNS INDICTMENTS
 IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS

 

            PLANO, TX—U.S. Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory announced that a federal grand jury returned indictments today charging multiple individuals in separate cases of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas. 

            TIMOTHY WAYNE MOORE, 38, of Durant, Oklahoma, has been indicted for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Possession of Stolen Firearm or Ammunition.  If convicted, Moore faces up to 15 years in federal prison.

            This case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Johnson.

            SAUL MENDOZA-AGUIRRE, 23, of Mexico, has been indicted for improper entry by an alien.  According to the indictment, on Jan. 29, 2009, Hopkins County notified Immigration and Customs Enforcement that they had a possible illegal alien in custody.  If convicted, Mendoza-Aguirre faces up to 6 months in federal prison.

            This case is being investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard J. Johnson.

            MARCUS WAYNE BELL, 35 of The Colony, Texas, has been indicted for use of an unauthorized access device.  If convicted, Bell faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

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

            KEVIN MICHAEL GILLISPIE, 25 of Royse City, Texas, and CHRISTOPHER LEE HULL, 43, of Lewisville, Texas, have been indicted on eight counts of access device fraud.  If convicted, they each face up to 10 years in federal prison.

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

            JAMES THOMAS COOPER, 28, ATHENA SUZANNE SIDES, 24, and NICHOLAS HARDIN DUNING, have been indicted for bank robbery.  According to the indictment, on Nov. 26, 2008, Coopers, Sides and Duning are alleged to have robbed a Compass Bank.  On Dec. 8, 2008, Cooper and Duning are alleged to have robbed a Sterling Bank and Cooper, Sides and Duning are alleged to have robbed a Century Bank.  If convicted, they each face up to 20 years in federal prison for each robbery.

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

            ALIER GUTIERREZ-BELTRAN, 28, of Mexico, has been indicted for harboring and transporting illegal aliens for financial gain and conspiracy to do the same.  If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

            This case is being investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stevan Buys. 

            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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