DOJ Seal Department of Justice  

United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010                                                   PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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SIX ARRESTED IN DENTON COUNTY IMMIGRATION CONSPIRACY

SHERMAN, Texas – Federal agents have arrested six individuals today in Denton County for immigration violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales. 
             
On July 20, 2010, a criminal complaint was issued by the U.S. District Court charging six individuals in two separate complaints with immigration related violations.    

The following individuals were arrested and will appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Amos L. Mazzant for initial appearances:

Luis Ramirez, 33, of Plano, is charged with conspiracy to encourage and induce undocumented aliens to reside in the United States;
Ricardo Muniz-Sanchez, 29, of Mexico, is charged with conspiracy to encourage and induce undocumented aliens to reside in the United States and misuse of a social security number;
Irwing Lenin Rosas, 27, of Mexico, is charged with conspiracy to encourage and induce undocumented aliens to reside in the United States and misuse of a social security number;
Israel Zamudio-Gonzalez, 26, of Mexico, is charged with conspiracy to encourage and induce undocumented aliens to reside in the United States and misuse of a social security number;
Cuauhtemoc Vega-Barrera, 28, of Mexico, is charged with misuse of a social security number; and
Javier Zamudio-Gonzalez, 27, of Mexico, is charged with misuse of a social security number.

If convicted, the defendants face up to 10 years in federal prison for the conspiracy charge and up to five years in federal prison for the misuse of a social security number charge.

This case is being investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Miriam E. Rea.

It is important to note that a complaint, arrest, or 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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