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Northern District of West Virginia

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Salem Man Indicted For Attempt To Interfere With Administration Of IRS

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Federal Grand Jury also returns three additional indictments

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA — United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigations has led to a federal indictment being returned this week in Elkins.

DUANE PHILIP MCATEE, age 43, of Salem, West Virginia, was charged with one count of “Attempt to Obstruct or Impede the Due Administration of Justice.” If convicted, MCATEE faces up to three years in prison. This case will be prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul T. Camilletti.

In the three separate cases:

ALFONSO CRUZ-GREGORIO, age 39, an inmate at FCI Gilmer, was named in a two-count Indictment charging him with “Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm” and “Possession of a Prohibited Object [Weapon].” If convicted, CRUZ- GREGORIO faces up to fifteen years in prison. This case will be prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Flower and was investigated by the Special Investigations Section at FCI Gilmer.

RONALD SNYDER, age 39, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, was named in a one-count Indictment charging him with “Failure to Update Sex Offender Registration” as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. If convicted, SNYDER faces up to ten years in prison. This case will be prosecuted by Criminal Chief Shawn A. Morgan and was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.

JOSE SANTOS NATIVI-REYES, age 33, was named in a one-count Indictment charging him with entering the United States, after having been previously deported, without obtaining the express consent of the Secretary of Homeland Security or the Attorney General of the United States to reapply for admission to the United States. NATIVI-REYES was found in Berkeley County, West Virginia, on September 13, 2013. If convicted, NATIVI-REYES faces up to two year in prison and deportation. The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti and was investigated by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (ICE/HSI).

All of the charges contained in the above-referenced indictments are merely accusations and not evidence of guilt, and each defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Updated January 7, 2015