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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

Betsy C. Jividen
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist

 

July 23, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Three Indicted for Illegally Re-Entering the United States

 

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Three individuals were named in separate Indictments returned by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

United States Attorney Betsy C. Jividen announced that:

FERNANDO NAVARRETTE-ROSALES, also known as “ALFREDO OLVERA MAQUEDA,” also known as “HARACIO OLVERA MAQUEDA,” age 35, a citizen of Mexico, was named in a one-count Indictment. The Indictment alleges that NAVARRETTE-ROSALES, who was previously removed convicted of a felony offense and was removed from the United States, unlawfully entered the United States and was found in Berkeley County, West Virginia, on June 1, 2010, without obtaining the express consent of the Attorney General or the Secretary of Homeland Security to reapply for admission to the United States. If convicted, NAVARRETTE-ROSALES faces a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.

RODRIGO ALFONSO CONTRERAS-GODINEZ, also known as “ALEXANDER ANTONIO GARCIA,” age 25, a citizen of El Salvador, was named in a one-count Indictment. The Indictment alleges that CONTRERAS-GODINEZ, who was previously removed from the United States, unlawfully entered the United States and was found in Berkeley County, West Virginia, on May 27, 2010, without obtaining the express consent of the Attorney General or the Secretary of Homeland Security to reapply for admission to the United States. If convicted, CONTRERAS-GODINEZ faces a maximum penalty of two years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.

LORENZO OCAMPO-VASQUEZ, age 38, a citizen of Mexico, was named in a one-count Indictment. The Indictment alleges that OCAMPO-VASQUEZ, who was previously removed from the United States, unlawfully entered the United States and was found in Mineral County, West Virginia, on Jne 24, 2010, without obtaining the express consent of the Attorney General or the Secretary of Homeland Security to reapply for admission to the United States. If convicted, OCAMPO-VASQUEZ faces a maximum penalty of two years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.

The cases will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erin K. Reisenweber. The cases were investigated by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

It should be noted that the charges contained in the Indictments are merely accusations and not evidence of guilt, and that each defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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