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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 21, 2017

Four Aliens Indicted on Illegal Reentry Charges, False Representation of a Social Security Account Number, False Claim of United States Citizenship With Intent to Engage Unlawfully in Employment in the United States, 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 JELBER ALEXANDER LOPEZ-SANCHEZ, age 25, of Guatemala, JUAN SEGURA-GOMEZ, age 48, of Mexico, and KEVIN TERRASA, age 32, of Mexico, with Illegal Reentry of a Deported Alien.  Additionally, a federal grand jury in Raleigh has returned an indictment charging JOSE DARWIN MARTINEZ-LAINEZ, age 32, of Honduras, with False Representation of a Social Security Account Number, False Representation of United States Citizenship with Intent to Engage in Unlawful Employment in the United States, and Aggravated Identity Theft.

 

If convicted of Illegal Reentry of a Deported Alien, LOPEZ-SANCHEZ, found in Duplin County, SEGURA-GOMEZ, previously deported twice and found in Beaufort County, and TERRASA, previously deported twice 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, False Representation of United States Citizenship with Intent to Engage Unlawfully in Employment in the United States, and Aggravated Identity Theft, MARTINEZ-LAINEZ, found in Sampson County, would face maximum penalties of twenty-four 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 December 21, 2017