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Aggravated Felon Indicted For Illegal Reentry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Orlando, Florida – Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announces the return of an indictment charging Luis Bernardo Gonzalez-Martinez (29, Mexico) with the illegal reentry after deportation. Since his deportation was subsequent to his conviction for an aggravated felony, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.


According to court documents, Gonzalez-Martinez is a Mexican citizen who was convicted of burglary on May 26, 2009. He was removed from the United States in June 2012 and again in June 2013. On April 1, 2017, immigration officers encountered Gonzalez-Martinez, a member of the Sureños (Sur 13) street gang, back in the United States illegally.


An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.


This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations and U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Border Patrol. It will be prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Christina R. Downes, on assignment from the Office of Principal Legal Advisor, ICE.

Updated June 1, 2017