Labor trafficker sentenced for encouraging the illegal entry of Guatemalan nationals, including unaccompanied minors, into the United States
Three people were indicted in federal court for illegally re-entering the United States after previous deportations.
Indicted are: Jose Gregorio De Refugio Cruz, 50, a citizen of Mexico; Jermaine Willis, 39, a citizen of Jamaica; Saul Reyes-Murcia, 45, a citizen of El Salvador,
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.
These cases were investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Border Patrol. They are being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alissa M. Sterling, Brad Beeson.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.