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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Alien Indicted On Illegal Reentry Charge

RALEIGH – John Stuart Bruce, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that a federal grand jury in Raleigh has returned an indictment charging ELY OSCAR MORENO-PONCE, age 41, of Mexico, with Illegal Reentry of a Deported Alien.


MORENO-PONCE is alleged to have been previously deported subsequent to an aggravated felony conviction (possession with intent to manufacture, deliver or sell marijuana). Therefore, if convicted, he would face a maximum imprisonment term of 20 years, a $250,000 fine, and a term of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.


The charges and allegations contained in the indictment are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.


The case is being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security.

Updated July 6, 2017