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

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2010            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
HTTP://WWW.USDOJ.GOV/USAO/txe             CELL: (409) 553-9881 DIRECT: (409) 981-7902

                                                                                 

GRAND JURY RETURNS MULTIPLE IMMIGRATION RELATED INDICTMENTS
IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS

            PLANO, Texas –A federal grand jury has returned multiple indictments charging individuals with separate immigration related federal crimes in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
 
            Rigoberto Berrones-Martinez, 36, of Mexico, has been indicted for being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm.  If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison and deportation.

            Luis Martinez-Montino, 34, of El Salvador, has been indicted for illegal reentry of a deported alien.  If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in federal prison and deportation.

            Marcos Hernandez-Chaires, 25, of Mexico, has been indicted for illegal reentry of a deported alien.  If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in federal prison and deportation.

            Israel Carmona-Maya, 29, of Mexico, has been indicted for illegal reentry of a deported alien.  If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in federal prison and deportation.

            Javier Zamudio-Sanchez, 27, of Mexico, has been indicted for misuse of a social security number.  If convicted, he faces up to 5 years in federal prison and deportation.

            Cuauhtemoc Vega-Barrera, 28, of Mexico, has been indicted for misuse of a social security number.  If convicted, he faces up to 5 years in federal prison and deportation.

            Luis Alfredo Ramirez, 33, of Collin County, Texas, Ricardo Muniz-Sanchez, 29, Irwing Lenin Rosas, 27, Israel Zamudio-Gonzalez, 26, and Sergio Conzalez-Sanchez, 32, all of Mexico, have been indicted for conspiring to encourage and induce illegal immigration for the purpose of financial gain.  If convicted, they each face up to 10 years in federal prison.  Additionally, Muniz-Sanchez, Rosas, Zamudio-Gonzalez, and Conzalez-Sanchez have each been indicted for misuse of a social security number.  If convicted, they each face up to 5 years in federal prison.

            These cases are being investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Miriam E. Rea.

A grand jury indictment is not evidence of guilt.  All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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