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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 9, 2020

Five Aliens Indicted on Illegal Reentry Charges and False Representation of a Social Security Number

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 VICTOR CHAPOL-AMBROS, age 27, of Mexico, JORGE VALENCIA-ROMERO, age 30, of Mexico JOSE ISAIAS MONTIEL-MARTINEZ, age 33, of El Salvador and FRANCISCO JAVIER CONTRERAS-VILLAVERDE, age 40, of Mexico with Illegal Reentry of a Deported Alien.

Additionally, the grand jury returned a superseding indictment charging GERARDO LOPEZ-MARCIAL, age 38, of Mexico, with illegal reentry and false representation of a social security number.

If convicted of illegal reentry, CHAPOL-AMBROS, previously deported twice and found in Wake County and VALENCIA-ROMERO, previously deported 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 subsequent to a felony conviction (attempted breaking and entering of a building), MONTIEL-MARTINEZ, previously deported and found in Wake County, would face maximum penalties of ten years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and a term of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

CONTRERAS-VILLAVERDE, previously deported and found in Wake County, is alleged to have been previously removed subsequent to an aggravated felony conviction (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.

If convicted of illegal reentry and false representation of a social security number, LOPEZ-MARCIAL, previously deported twice and found in Wake County, would face maximum penalties of 7 years imprisonment, a $500,000 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.

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Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated March 9, 2020