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California man indicted for transporting five illegal aliens

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio


A California man was indicted for transporting five people in the country illegally.

Yusnier Perez-Canet, 20, was indicted on five counts of transportation of aliens not lawfully in the United States.

Perez-Canet on Sept. 26 was transporting five people who were in the country illegally, according to the indictment.

If convicted, the defendant's sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendant's prior criminal record, if any, the defendant's role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The investigating agency in this case is the U.S. Border Patrol.  The case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ashley A. Futrell and Thomas P. Weldon.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


Mike Tobin

Updated December 6, 2018