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Press Release

Federal Grand Jury Indictments

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina

Contact Person: Beth Drake (803) 929-3000

Greenville, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that a Federal Grand Jury in Greenville, South Carolina, returned Indictment(s) against the following:

Greenville Resident Indicted for Conspiracy
Sandy Ann Emery,  age 33, of  Greenville, South Carolina, was charged with conspiracy to steal mail and to possess stolen mail, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371.  The maximum penalty Emery could receive is a fine of $250,000.00 and/or five years imprisonment. This case was investigated by agents of the United States Postal Inspection Service and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney William J. Watkins, Jr., of the Greenville office for prosecution.

Foreign Nationals Charged with Illegal Re-entry
Benancio Gonzalez-Perez, Gonzalo Antonio Mejia-Urutia, Jose Matias Vicente, Mateo Betancourt-Serrano, Duly Orellano-David and Faris Lagos-Ramos are each charged with illegal re-entry to the United States, a violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326.  The maximum penalty each could receive, depending on his prior criminal history, is two to twenty years imprisonment. These cases were investigated by Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), agents and are assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Max Cauthen of the Greenville office for prosecution.

The United States Attorney stated that all charges in these Indictments are merely accusations and that all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Updated January 26, 2015