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August 12, 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.

                Franciscus Maria Berdina Gerrits, also known as Francisous Gerrits, 47, and Mari E. Hendrina Gerrits, also known as Maria Gerrits, also known as Maryke "Maria" Arends, also known as Marijke Arends, 44, of Hopkins County, Texas and the Netherlands, were indicted for violations of fraud against farm credit agencies and conspiracy to commit fraud against farm credit agencies.  If convicted, they each face up to 5 years in federal prison.  This case is being investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall Blake.

                Deborah Vincent, 52, of Whitesboro, Texas, has been indicted and charged with theft of government property and false statements relating to Social Security benefits.  If convicted, Vincent faces up to 10 years in federal prison.  This case is being investigated by the Social Security Administration – Office of Inspector General and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall Blake.

                Raymond Daniel Maneses, 21, of McKinney, Texas, has been indicted for possession of a firearm while using drugs, possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.  If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in federal prison.  This case is being investigated by ATF and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard J. Johnson.

                Lucas Anthony Draeger, 27, of Pine River, MN, and Juan Jose Castro Marquez, 33, of Walker, MN, have been indicted for possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.  If convicted, they each face a minimum of five years in federal prison.  This case is being investigated by ATF and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard J. Johnson.

                Jesus Solorzano-Salinas, 22, of Mexico, has been indicted for being an alien unlawfully present in the United States after having been deported.  If convicted, he faces a minimum of 2 years in federal prison and deportation.  This case is being investigated by ICE/HSI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard J. Johnson.

                Jaciel Gonzalez-Martinez, 23, of Mexico, has been indicted for possession of a firearm or ammunition by an illegal alien, smuggling goods from the United States and being an alien unlawfully present in the United States after having been deported.  If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison and deportation.  This case is being investigated by ICE/HSI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall Blake.
Ivan Millan-Bibiano, 20, of Mexico, has been indicted for possession of a firearm or ammunition by an illegal alien and 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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