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

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Alien Indicted on Illegal Reentry Charge

RALEIGH – Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that a federal grand jury in Raleigh has returned an indictment charging ELIMAS MENDEZ-ROBLERO, age 33, of Mexico, with illegal reentry of a deported alien. 

If convicted of illegal reentry subsequent to an aggravated felony conviction (conspiracy to commit possession with intent to sell or deliver a Schedule II controlled substance), MENDEZ-ROBLERO, previously deported and found in Wake County, would face maximum penalties of 20 years imprisonment, 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 ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations.

Updated October 18, 2018