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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Thirteen people indicted for immigration-related offenses following detention near Salem

Thirteen people detained on June 19 in the Salem area were indicted for immigration-related offenses.

Andres De La Cruz-Lopez, 30, of Guatemala, was indicted on charges of making a false statement of citizenship and using a false Social Security card and state identification card in the name of another person, as part of the application process for employment.

Gusto Gonzalez-Lopez, 37, of Guatemala, was indicted on charges of making a false statement of citizenship and using a false Social Security card and state identification card in the name of another person, as part of the application process for employment.

Samuel Hernandez-Hernandez, 20, of Guatemala, was indicted on charges of making a false statement of citizenship and using a false Social Security card and state identification card in the name of another person, as part of the application process for employment.

Bonifacio Ixcoy-Gonzalez, 18, of Guatemala, was indicted on charges of making a false statement of citizenship and using a false Social Security card and state identification card in the name of another person, as part of the application process for employment.

Domingo Jose-Juan, 46, of Guatemala, was indicted on charges of making a false statement of citizenship and using a false Social Security card and state identification card in the name of another person, as part of the application process for employment.

Geovanie Melendez-Silva, 30, of Guatemala, was indicted on charges of making a false statement of citizenship and using a false Social Security card and state identification card in the name of another person, as part of the application process for employment.

Miguel Pedro Pascual, 20, of Guatemala, was indicted on charges of making a false statement of citizenship and using a false Social Security card and state identification card in the name of another person, as part of the application process for employment.

Clemente Perez-Hernandez, 21, of Guatemala, was indicted on charges of making a false statement of citizenship and using a false social security card and state identification card in the name of another person, as part of the application process for employment.

Donaciano Ramirez-Ortiz, 45, of Mexico, was indicted on charges of making a false statement of citizenship and using a false Social Security card and state driver’s license in the name of another person, as part of the application process for employment.

Ulises Roblero-Lopez, 36, of Mexico, was indicted on charges of making a false statement of citizenship and using a false Social Security card and state identification card in the name of another person, as part of the application process for employment.

Roberto Santay-Ajanel, 25, of Guatemala, was indicted on charges of making a false statement of citizenship and using a false Social Security card and state identification card in the name of another person, as part of the application process for employment.

Emilio Sente-Juarez, 40, of Guatemala, was indicted on charges of making a false statement of citizenship and using a false Social Security card and state identification card in the name of another person, as part of the application process for employment.

Pedro Tzep-Lorenzo, 33, of Guatemala, was indicted on charges of making a false statement of citizenship and using a false Social Security card and state identification card in the name of another person, as part of the application process for employment.

Each of these defendants was administratively detained on June 19, 2018, following an enforcement action in the Salem area.

The investigation is ongoing.

These cases are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David M. Toepfer following investigations by ICE Homeland Security Investigations, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations, Customs and Border Protection Office of Border Patrol, Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations, the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office and the Salem Police Department.

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.

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.

Topic(s): 
Immigration
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated August 30, 2018