DOJ Seal Department of Justice  
United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2009            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
HTTP://WWW.USDOJ.GOV/USAO/txe             DIRECT: (409) 839-2538 CELL: (409) 553-9881

 

FEDERAL GRAND JURY RETURNS INDICTMENTS IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS

 

            PLANO, TX — U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced that a federal grand jury returned indictments on August 13, 2009, charging multiple individuals in separate cases of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas.

            MARY JANE MARROQUIN-GOSS, 58, of Frisco, has been charged with of theft of government property.  If convicted, Marroquin-Goss faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

            According to information from prosecutors, between July 1, 2005 and February 1, 2008, Marroquin-Goss failed to accurately report her income to the Social Security Administration, from whom she was receiving benefits.  This resulted in Marroquin-Goss fraudulently collecting approximately $14,835 in Social Security payments.

            The case is being investigated by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Camelia Lopez.

            DANIEL LEE MORLEY, 27, of Lewisville, has been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.  If convicted, Morley faces up to 10 years in federal prison. 

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

            EARL JACOB WISE, 21, of Sherman, has been charged with assaulting a federal employee.  According to the indictment, on Mar. 17, 2009, Wiser aimed and fired a weapon at a U.S. Postal employee while the employee was engaged in his official duties.  If convicted, he faces up to 8 years in federal prison.

            This case is being investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin D. Collins.

            MARK ALAN LASATER, 28, of Plano, Texas, has been charged with two counts of receiving child pornography and two counts of transporting child pornography using the internet.  If convicted, Lasater faces up to 20 years in federal prison. 

            This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), 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 to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

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

            MARY ANNE DARZ, 45, of Frisco, has been charged with use of a counterfeit device and possession of stolen mail.  If convicted, Darzi faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

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

            BOBBY ALLEN BOGLE, 32, of Pottsboro, has been charged with 3 counts of mail fraud.  According to the indictment, Bogle advertised his services as a builder and manufacturer of airboats; accepted advance payments, which were mailed to him; and failed to deliver airboats to his customers.  If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in federal prison.

            This case is being investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin D. Collins.

            The Grand jury also returned indictments charging 7 individuals with being illegally in the United States after having been previously deported.  If convicted, the following individuals face up to 20 years in federal prison followed by deportation:

            ALBERTO ROJAS HERNANDEZ-GONZALEZ, a.k.a. Alberto Rojas, a.k.a. "Berto", 28, of Mexico;

            REYNALDO ANTONIO CASTILLO-FLORES, a.k.a. Raymundo Castillo, a.k.a.  Reynaldo Flores, a.k.a. Reynaldo Castillo, 33, of El Salvador;

            MARTIN ANTONIO TORRES-SALAS, 39, of Mexico;

            EFREN HERNANDEZ-GONZALEZ, a.k.a. Efren Hernandez, a.k.a. Efrin Hernandez, 26, of Mexico;

            FABIAN MEDRANO-CONTRERAS, 23, of Mexico;

            XAVIER MARTINEZ-REYES, a.k.a.  Leonel Martinez, 24, of Mexico; and

            PEDRO ANTONIO SANCHEZ-HERNANDEZ, 36, of Mexico

            These cases are being investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kevin D. Collins and 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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