Two Mexican citizens indicted for re-entering the United States after multiple deportations
Two Mexican citizens previously deported multiple times were charged with illegally reentering the United States.
Ricardo Veloz-Alonzo, 34, was found in Painesville after having previously been deported three times, according to the indictment.
Flor Martinez-Gonzalez, 45, was found in Toledo after having previously been deported four times, according to the indictment.
The cases were investigated by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security. They are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kathryn G. Andrachik (Alonzo) and Tracey Ballard Tangeman (Gonzales).
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 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. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial, in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.