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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Six More Aliens Indicted on Immigration and Fraud Violations

RALEIGH – John Stuart Bruce, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that a federal grand jury in Raleigh has returned indictments charging RAUNEL BENITEZ-GOROSTIETA, age 42, of Mexico, ENRIQUE ESTRADA-NOYOLA, age 43, of Mexico, JONATAN GONZALEZ-VELASQUEZ, age 24, of Mexico, JORGE HERNANDEZ-BARAHONA, age 41, of Mexico, SILVESTER ROGEL-GANDARIA, age 34, of Mexico, and JOSE ALBERTO TREVINO-CHAVEZ, age 58, of Mexico, with Illegal Reentry of a Deported Alien.

 

If convicted of Illegal Reentry of a Deported Alien, ESTRADA-NOYOLA, GONZALEZ-VELASQUEZ, HERNANDEZ-BARAHONA, and ROGEL-GANDARIA, would face maximum penalties of two years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and a term of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

 

TREVINO-CHAVEZ is alleged to have been previously deported subsequent to a felony conviction (trafficking in marijuana by possession). 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.

 

BENITEZ-GOROSTIETA is alleged to have been previously deported subsequent to an aggravated felony conviction (voluntary manslaughter). Therefore, if convicted, he faces a maximum imprisonment term of twenty 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 the Department of Homeland Security.

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated April 18, 2017