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Alien Indicted on Illegal Reentry Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of North Carolina

RALEIGH – Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that a federal grand jury in Greenville has returned an indictment charging SIMON LOPEZ-MARIANO, age 46, of Mexico with Illegal Reentry of an Aggravated Felon.

LOPEZ-MARIANO, previously deported and found in Wake County, is alleged to have been previously removed subsequent to an aggravated felony conviction (first-degree attempted robbery).  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 indictments are merely accusations.  The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. 

ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations and Homeland Security Investigations are investigating the cases.

Updated December 11, 2019