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

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Three Aliens Indicted on Illegal Reentry Charges

GREENVILLE – Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that a federal grand jury in Greenville has returned indictments charging RAMIRO CORTEZ-RODRIGUEZ, age 39, of Mexico, JOSE PEREZ-GOMEZ, age 45, of Mexico, and ALAN VILLA-MARTINEZ, age 24 of Mexico, with Illegal Reentry of a Deported Alien.

If convicted of illegal reentry of a deported alien, CORTEZ-RODRIGUEZ, previously deported five times and found in Johnston County, PEREZ-GOMEZ, found in Wayne County, and VILLA-MARTINEZ, 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.

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.

Updated November 15, 2018