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November 10, 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.

                Kelvin Dewayne, 42, and Demetrica Lasharonda Smith, 36, both of Paris, Texas were indicted on charges of possession with intent to distribute cocaine possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, possession of an unregistered firearm, and felon in possession of a firearm.  If convicted, they each face up to 20 years in federal prison.  This case is being investigated by the ATF and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Maureen Smith.

                Lonnie Dean Hansley, 49, of Denison, Texas, has been indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison.  This case is being investigated by ATF and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James E. Peacock.

                Curtis Leon Burnett, 40 of Denison, Texas, has been indicted for 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 ATF and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James E. Peacock.

                Raul Escobedo-Jimenez, 56, 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 10 years in federal prison and deportation.  This case is being investigated by ICE/HSI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stevan Buys.

                Jose Ordonez-Jurado, 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 10 years in federal prison and deportation.  This case is being investigated by ICE/HSI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Miriam E. Rea.

                Hector Gavirio-Ramirez, 56, 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 Stevan Buys.

                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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