You are here

Justice News

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 8, 2017

Ten Aliens Indicted on Various Charges Including Illegal Reentry, False Representation of a Social Security Account Number, False Claim of United States Citizenship with Intent to Engage Unlawfully in Employment, and Aggravated Identity Theft

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 JOSE ABURTO-MORALES, age 22, of Mexico, JOSE ANTONIO ARROYO-FIGUEROA, age 31, of Mexico, RIGOBERTO CALMO-GOMEZ, age 40, of Guatemala, JOSE CAMPUZANO-RAMIREZ, age 52, of Mexico, JORGE DIAZ-CASTRO, age 35, of Honduras, RAUL GAYTAN-RODRIGUEZ, age 32, of Mexico, MAURICIO MATIAS PRUDENTE-CISNEROS, age 22, of Mexico, ALVARO RAMOS-HUINIL, age 43, of Guatemala, and MARTIN TORRES-MEDINA, age 47, of Mexico, with Illegal Reentry of a Deported Alien.

Additionally, a federal grand jury in Raleigh has returned an indictment charging GUADALUPE CRUZ-ESQUIVEL, age 38, of Mexico, with 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.

If convicted of Illegal Reentry of a Deported Alien, ABURTO-MORALES, found in Dare County, LOPEZ-DIAZ, found in New Hanover County, DIAZ-CASTRO, found in Johnston County, GAYTAN-RODRIGUEZ, found in New Hanover County, RAMOS-HUINIL, found in Johnston County, and TORRES-MEDINA, 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.

ARROYO-FIGUEROA, found in Wake County, and PRUDENTE-CISNEROS, found in Wake County, are alleged to have been previously deported subsequent to an aggravated felony conviction (assault with deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, and possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, respectively). 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.

CALMO-GOMEZ, found in Sampson County, and CAMPUZANO-RAMIREZ, found in Johnston County, are alleged to have been previously deported subsequent to a felony conviction (illegal reentry of a removed alien, and visa fraud, respectively). Therefore, if convicted, they would face a maximum imprisonment term of 10 years, 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, CRUZ-ESQUIVEL, found in Wayne County, would face maximum penalties of twelve 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.

The cases are being investigated by ICE’s Enforcement Removal Operations and Homeland Security Investigations

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated September 8, 2017