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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Six 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 ALCIBIADES UVANDO-DE LAO, age 45, of Mexico, DANIEL LUIS PEREZ-FLORES, age 34, of Mexico, ORLANDO ECHEVERRIA-HERNANDEZ, age 40, of El Salvador, SELEDONIO MARTINEZ, age 52, of El Salvador, ALFREDO MENDIOLA-ALVAREZ, age 40, of Mexico, and JESUS CERVANTEZ-RUIZ, age 48, of Guatemala, with Illegal Reentry of a Deported Alien.

If convicted of Illegal Reentry of a Deported Alien, UVANDO-DE LAO, previously deported twice and found in Lenoir County, PEREZ-FLORES, previously deported five times and found in Sampson County, and ECHEVERRIA-HERNANDEZ, previously deported and found in Cumberland County, would face maximum penalties of two years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and a term of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

MARTINEZ, found in Wake County, is alleged to have been previously deported subsequent to a felony conviction (making a false statement). Therefore, if convicted, he faces a maximum imprisonment term of 10 years, a $250,000 fine, and a term of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

MENDIOLA-ALVAREZ, found in Wake County, and CERVANTEZ-RUIZ, found in Bladen County, are alleged to have been previously deported subsequent to aggravated felony convictions. MENDIOLA-ALVAREZ is alleged to have been previously convicted of indecent liberties with a child and illegal reentry subsequent to an aggravated felony conviction. CERVANTEZ-RUIZ is alleged to have been previously convicted of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and illegal reentry subsequent to an aggravated felony conviction. Therefore, if convicted, they 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 April 4, 2018