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GRAND JURY RETURNS MULTIPLE INDICTMENTS
IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
TYLER, Texas –A federal grand jury returned multiple indictments today charging individuals with separate federal crimes in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
Kendall Ray Gray, 23, of Texarkana, Texas was indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit counterfeiting. According to the indictment, from Oct. 1, 2010 to Dec. 8, 2010, Gray is alleged to have used a scanner/printer/copier at his residence to manufacture counterfeit Federal Reserve notes for the purpose of passing them at businesses and to individuals in the Texarkana, Texas/Texarkana, AR area. If convicted, Gray faces up to 20 years in federal prison if convicted. This case is being investigated by the U.S. Secret Service and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Denise O. Simpson.
Jesus Reyes-Sanchez, 41, a Mexican National, illegally living in the Tyler, Texas area, was indicted for being a criminal alien unlawfully present in the United States after having been deported. According to the indictment, on Jan. 20, 2011, Reyes-Sanchez was located at the Smith County Jail. An investigation revealed he had been deported to Mexico in 2009 following a Texas state conviction for possession of a controlled substance. If convicted, Reyes-Sanchez faces up to 20 years in federal prison and deportation. This case is being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, immigration and Customs Enforcement and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Allen Hurst.
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.