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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Five Aliens Indicted on Illegal Reentry Charges

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 MAYOLO AGUILINO JIMENEZ-MARTINEZ, age 35, of Mexico, JOSE OSIEL GOMEZ-ROMERO, age 33, of Mexico, ELEAZAR IRACHETA-PADILLA, age 34, of Mexico, JOSE LUIS TORRALBA-AMADOR, age 37, of Mexico, and JAVIER CABRERA-QUIROZ, age 41, of Mexico, with Illegal Reentry of a Deported Alien.

If convicted of illegal reentry subsequent to a felony conviction, JIMENEZ-MARTINEZ, previously deported five times and found in Franklin County, would face maximum penalties of 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and a term of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

If convicted of illegal reentry of a deported alien, GOMEZ-ROMERO, previously deported three times and found in Pitt County, IRACHETA-PADILLA, previously deported three times 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.

TORRALBA-AMADOR, previously deported four times and found in New Hanover County, is alleged to have been previously deported subsequent to a felony conviction (possession of controlled substance). Therefore, if convicted, he would face a maximum imprisonment term of 10 years, a $250,000 fine, and a term of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

CABRERA-QUIROZ, previously deported and found in Pitt County, is alleged to have been previously deported subsequent to aggravated felony conviction (attempted possession of cocaine with intent to distribute). 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. 

The cases are being investigated by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations and Homeland Security Investigations.

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated January 29, 2019