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

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/txe             CELL: (409) 553-9881 DIRECT: (409) 981-7902

 

FEDERAL GRAND JURY RETURNS INDICTMENTS IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS

            PLANO, Texas – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced that a federal grand jury returned indictments on Apr. 15, 2010, charging multiple individuals in separate cases of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas.

            Jason Price Daniel, 25 of Sadler, Texas, and Trenton Paul Millett, 31 of Leonard, Texas, have each been indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  If convicted, they each face up to 10 years in federal prison.  These defendants are being investigated by the ATF and prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles E. Roy.

            Juan Carlos Garcia-Hernandez, 27, of El Salvador; Marvin Kenneth Morales, 29, of Mexico; Roberto Briseno Cedillo, 39, of Mexico; Jose Alfredo Hernandez-Castillo, 41, of Mexico; Jose Carlos Velasquez-Marroquin, 30, of El Salvador; and Galindo Hernandez-Gonzalez, 36, of Mexico, have each been indicted for illegally being in the United States.  If convicted, they each face up to 20 years in federal prison.  These cases are being investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard J. Johnson.

            Alain Arteaga Santos, of Mexico, has been indicted for possession with the intent to distribute cocaine.  If convicted, Santos faces up to Life in federal prison.  This case is being investigated by the DEA and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard J. Johnson.

            Edward Lee Harlow, 47, of Denison, Texas, has been indicted for bank robbery.  If convicted, Harlow faces up to 20 years in federal prison.  This case is being investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard J. Johnson.

            Aaliyyah Shaheerrah Bowie, 21, of Lewisville, Texas, has been indicted for unlawful use of a means of identification.  If convicted, Bowie faces up to15 years in federal prison.  This case is being investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard J. Johnson.

            Wayne Harris Landau, 53, of McKinney, Texas, has been indicted for health care fraud violations.  If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in federal prison.  This case is being investigated by the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Texas Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin D. Collins.

            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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