Labor trafficker sentenced for encouraging the illegal entry of Guatemalan nationals, including unaccompanied minors, into the United States
Three people from Central America were charged with illegally reentering the United States, Acting U.S. Attorney David A. Sierleja said.
Indicted in the unrelated cases are: Julio Nunez-lzaguine, aka Julio Nunez, aka July, aka Alex Moncada-lzaguirre, aka Michael Hernandez, 37, of Honduras; Sergio Rene Almendarez-Euceda, 31, of Honduras, and Jose Ayala-Escobar, 29, of El Salvador.
Nunez-Izaguirre was deported to Honduras in 2001 and was recently found in Cleveland, according to the indictment.
Almendarez-Euceda was last deported to Honduras in 2012 was recently found in Portage County, according to the indictment.
Ayala-Escobar, who was last deported in 2012, was recently found in North Royalton, according to the indictment.
These cases are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attomey Karrie D. Howard following investigations by U.S. Border Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
If convicted, the defendant's sentence will be determined by the court after review of 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 allcases, 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. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial, in which it will be the govemment's burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.