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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Two Aliens Indicted on Illegal Reentry Charges

WILMINGTON – Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that a federal grand jury in Wilmington has returned indictments charging RICARDO NOEL AYALA-AMAYA, age 32, of Honduras, and JOSE ANTONIO DANIA-MALDONADO, age 35, of the Dominican Republic, with Illegal Reentry of a Deported Alien.

If convicted of Illegal Reentry of a Deported Alien, AYALA-AMAYA, found in Wake County and previously deported three times, would face maximum penalties of two years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and a term of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

DANIA-MALDONADO is alleged to have been deported from the United States subsequent to an aggravated felony conviction (conspiracy to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance). If convicted, DANIA-MALDONADO, found in Wake County, would face maximum penalties of 20 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.

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated June 27, 2018