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Three indicted on immigration-related offenses

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

Three people were indicted in federal court for immigration offenses, said U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman.


Martha Buendia-Chavarria, 43, of Mexico, was indicted on charges of possession with intent to transfer false identity documents, possession of document-making implements and authentication features, making a false statement or claim regarding citizenship in order to obtain a benefit and aggravated identity theft. 


Jorge Fabian Rubio-Gonzales, 29, of Mexico, was charged with illegal re-entry into the U.S. following deportation.


Eliazar Lopez-Bravo, 48, of Marion, was indicted on charges of possession with intent to use unlawfully or unlawfully transfer five or more identification document or false identification documents.


The cases are all being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Noah P. Hood following investigations by the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, in Sandusky and the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, in Detroit.


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 20, 2017