DOJ Seal Department of Justice  

United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2010                                        PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
http://www.justice.gov/usao/txe                                                                   DIRECT: (409) 981-7902
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GRAND JURY RETURNS 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.
 
            Nicolas Pedraza-Zavala, 28, of Mexico, has been indicted for illegal reentry of a deported alien.  If convicted, he faces up to 2 years in federal prison and deportation.

            Carlos Gomez Escobar, 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.

            Ignacio Tovar-Vasquez, 36, of Mexico, has been indicted for illegal reentry of a deported alien.  If convicted, he faces up to 2 years in federal prison and deportation.

            Jorge Luis Guzman-Moreno, 35, of Mexico, has been indicted for illegal reentry of a deported alien.  If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison and deportation.

            Maximino Macias-Prudencio, 41, of Mexico, has been indicted for illegal reentry of a deported alien.  If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison and deportation.

            Javier Carlos Garcia, 46, 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.

            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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