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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Five Aliens Indicted on Illegal Reentry Charges, False Representation of a Social Security Account Number, Aggravated Identity Theft, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Illegal and Unlawful Alien in Possession of a Firearm

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 RAMIRO GOMEZ-SAN AGUSTIN, age 33, of Mexico, WALTER RAMIREZ-RODRIGUEZ, age 39, of Mexico, and RAMIRO MARTINEZ-ZACARIAS, age 38, of Mexico, with Illegal Reentry of a Deported Alien.

 

Additionally, a federal grand jury in Raleigh has returned an indictment charging ANGEL CASTRO, age 50, of Honduras, with False Representation of a Social Security Account Number, Aggravated Identity Theft, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Illegal Reentry of an Aggravated Felon.

 

Furthermore, a federal grand jury in Raleigh has returned an indictment charging MOHAMED SAAD TARDA, age 30, of Morocco, with Illegal and Unlawful Alien in Possession of a Firearm.

 

If convicted of Illegal Reentry of a Deported Alien, RAMIRO GOMEZ-SAN AGUSTIN, previously deported two times and found in Wake County, WALTER RAMIREZ-RODRIGUEZ, previously deported four times and found in Pitt County, and RAMIRO MARTINEZ-ZACARIAS, 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.

 

If convicted of False Representation of a Social Security Account Number, Aggravated Identity Theft, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Illegal Reentry of an Aggravated Felon, CASTRO, found in Wayne County, would face maximum penalties of life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and a term of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

 

If convicted of Illegal and Unlawful Alien in Possession of a Firearm, TARDA, found in Cumberland County, would face maximum penalties of ten 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.

 

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

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated January 10, 2018