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May 13, 2011

Federal Grand Jury Returns Multiple Indictments in Plano, Texas

PLANO, Texas –A federal grand jury returned multiple indictments this week charging individuals with separate federal crimes in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

                Michael John Klein, 66, of Frisco, Texas, has been indicted for bank fraud.  If convicted, he faces up to 30 years in federal prison.  This case is being investigated by the FBI and the IRS and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard J. Johnson.

                Felipe DeJesus Garcia, 29, of Rowlett, Texas, Armando Valencia-Hernandez, 33, of Plano, Texas, and Vimal Patel, 27, of Lewisville, Texas, have been indicted for being involved in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin.  If convicted, they each face up to 40 years in federal prison.  This case is being investigated by the DEA and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Maureen Smith.

                Rodricus Rogers, 28, of Dallas, has been indicted for possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime and being a felon in possession of a firearm.  If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in federal prison.  This case is being investigated by the DEA and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Maureen Smith.

                Cristoval Cervantes, 53, of Irving, Texas, has been indicted for being involved in a money laundering conspiracy and for being an alien unlawfully present in the United States after having been deported.  If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in federal prison and deportation.  This case is being investigated by ICE/HSI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James E. Peacock.

                Ernesto Linares-Ramirez, 31, of Mexico, has been indicted for being an alien unlawfully present in the United States after having been deported.  If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in federal prison and deportation.  This case is being investigated by ICE/HSI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Miriam E. Rea.

                Raul Aaron Salcido-Rubio, 26, of Mexico, has been indicted for being an alien unlawfully present in the United States after having been deported.  If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in federal prison and deportation.  This case is being investigated by ICE/HSI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard J. Johnson.            


                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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