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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Eight Aliens Indicted on Illegal Reentry Charges, Passport Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

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 indictments charging CAMERINO SANCHEZ-VENEGAS, age 27, of Mexico, FRANCISCO VEGA-MARTINEZ, age 35, of Mexico, EDGAR SOLIS-PEREZ, age 38, of Mexico, DAVID DELACRUZ-GRAJALES, age 21, of Mexico, GIOVANNI SORROSA-IBARRA, age 36, of Mexico, JUSTO RUFINO SANDRES-SOLIS, age 32, of Honduras with illegal reentry of a deported alien.   

Additionally, a federal grand jury in Raleigh has returned an indictment charging JOSE DOLORES HERNANDEZ-AGUILAR, age 37, of Mexico, with illegal reentry of an alien subsequent to an aggravated felony conviction.

Furthermore, a federal grand jury in Raleigh has returned an indictment charging RAMON ESTEBAN PAEZ-JEREZ, age 58, of the Dominican Republic, with passport fraud and aggravated identity theft. If convicted of illegal reentry of a deported alien, SANCHEZ-VENEGAS, found in Robeson County, VEGA-MARTINEZ, previously deported twice and found in Wake County, SOLIS-PEREZ, previously deported four times and found in Wake County, DELACRUZ-GRAJALES, previously deported three times and found in Wake County, SORROSA-IBARRA, previously deported five times and found in Wake County, and SANDRES-SOLIS, previously deported one time and found in Wake County, would face maximum penalties of two years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and a term of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

If convicted of illegal reentry of an alien subsequent to an aggravated felony conviction, HERNANDEZ-AGUILAR, previously deported one time and found in Wilson County, would face a maximum imprisonment term of twenty years, a $250,000 fine, and a term of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

If convicted of passport fraud and aggravated identity theft, PAEZ-JEREZ, would face maximum penalties of twelve years’ imprisonment, 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. 

The cases are being investigated by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Department of State.

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated April 19, 2018