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Several men indicted on illegal re-entry charges

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Six men have been indicted by a grand jury today on illegal re-entry charges, United States Attorney William J. Powell announced.

Benjamin Lopez-Ramirez, age 33, of Mexico, was indicted on one count of “Reentry of Removed Alien.” Lopze-Ramirez, having been removed from the United States two prior times, and having been convicted of cocaine distribution in the Northern District of West Virginia, is accused of being in Jefferson County, West Virginia, without consent, in September 2017.

Edi Alvarez-Sanchez, age 30, of Mexico, was indicted on one count of “Reentry of Removed Alien.” Alvarez-Sanchez, having been removed from the United States once before, is accused of being in Berkeley County, West Virginia, without consent, in September 2017.

Jose Fredy Acosta-Cardona, age 36, of Honduras, was indicted on one count of “Reentry of Removed Alien.” Acosta-Cardona, having been removed from the United States five prior times, is accused of being in Berkeley County, West Virginia, without consent, in September 2017.

Apolonio Pacheco-Lopez, age 25, of Guatemala, was indicted on one count of “Reentry of Removed Alien.” Pacheco-Lopez, having been removed from the United States once before, is accused of being in Berkeley County, West Virginia, without consent, in September 2017.

Eostaquio Temoxtle-Panzo, age 29, of Mexico, was indicted on one count of “Reentry of Removed Alien.” Temoxtle-Panzo, having been removed from the United States once before, is accused of being in Berkeley County, West Virginia, without consent, in August 2017.

Oscar Ordaz-Rodriguez, age 38, of Mexico, was indicted on one count of “Reentry of Removed Alien.” Ordaz-Rodriguez, having been removed from the United States three prior times, is accused of being in Berkeley County, West Virginia, without consent, in September 2017.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher is prosecuting the Lopez-Ramirez, Alvarez-Sanchez, and Acosta-Cardona cases on behalf of the government. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul T. Camilletti is prosecuting the Pancheco-Lopez, Temoxtle-Panzo, and Ordaz-Rodriguez cases on behalf of the government. 

The Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is investigating.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated October 17, 2017

Topic
Immigration