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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

 

June 1, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

Grand Jury Indicts Four Individuals

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - Four individuals were named in four Indictments returned today (June 1, 2010), by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Wheeling, West Virginia.

United States Attorney Betsy C. Jividen announced that:

ROGELIO PORTILLO-VASQUEZ, age 31, of Charles Town, West Virginia, was named in a two-count Indictment charging him with one count of distribution of cocaine on March 24, 2009, and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine on September 4, 2009, in Berkeley County, West Virginia. If convicted, PORTILLO-VASQUEZ faces a maximum exposure of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000 on each count. This case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erin K. Reisenweber and was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.

JOSE PORFIRIO MARTINEZ-AMAYA, age 37, of El Salvador, was named in a one-count Indictment. MARTINEZ-AMAYA is charged with the reentry into the United States on May 9, 2010, without the consent of the Secretary of Homeland Security nor the Attorney General of the United States to reapply for admission to the United States, after having been deported on June 26, 1997. If convicted, MARTINEZ-AMAYA faces a maximum penalty of 2 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David J. Perri was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

EUSEBIO CRUZ-TAPIA a/k/a JUAN GONZALEZ, age 37, of Mexico, was named in a one-count Indictment. CRUZ-TAPIA is charged with the reentry into the United States on May 2, 2010, without the consent of the Secretary of Homeland Security nor the Attorney General of the United States to reapply for admission to the United States, after having been deported on June 26, 1997. If convicted, CRUZ-TAPIA faces a maximum penalty of 2 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David J. Perri was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

EMELIO MARTINEZ-CRUZ a/k/a EMILIO MARTINEZ-CRUZ a/k/a EMERIO MARTINEZ-CRUZ a/k/a MIGUEL ALREVEZ a/k/a JOSE MORALES a/k/a ALBERTO HERNANDEZ a/k/a MIGUEL BERNAL-ALREVEZ, age 27, of Mexico, was named in a one-count Indictment. MARTINEZ-CRUZ is charged with the reentry into the United States on April 25, 2010, without the consent of the Secretary of Homeland Security nor the Attorney General of the United States to reapply for admission to the United States, after having been deported on June 26, 1997. If convicted, MARTINEZ-CRUZ faces a maximum penalty of 2 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David J. Perri was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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

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