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Press Release

Federal Grand Jury Indictments

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

Contact Person: Nancy Wicker (803) 929-3000

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

Two Men Indicted for Counterfeit Access Device Conspiracy
Chernoh A. Jalloh, age 28, and Abraham B. Freeman, age 27, were charged in a 1-count indictment with conspiracy to possess fifteen or more counterfeit access devices, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1029(b)(2).  The maximum penalty Jalloh and Freeman could receive is five years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000.  The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney William J. Watkins, Jr., of the Greenville office for prosecution.

Illegal Alien Indicted for Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography
Joel Estrada-Secundino was charged in a 2-count indictment with possession of child pornography, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252A(a)(5)(B), and distribution of child pornography, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252(a)(2).  The maximum penalty Estrada-Secundino could receive is 20 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000 for the possession charge, and not less than 5 years and not more than 20 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000 for the distribution charge.  The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney William J. Watkins, Jr., of the Greenville office for prosecution.  This case is being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney’s Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

Four Greenville Residents Charged with Conspiracy
Traci L. Albertson, a/k/a Traci L. Martin, age 43, Geoffrey R. Albertson, age 32, Keelan R. Fowler, age 34, and Donald B. Hudson, age 32, all of Greenville, South Carolina, were charged in a 1-count indictment with conspiracy to steal mail and possess stolen mail; to make, utter and possess counterfeit securities; and to use unauthorized access devices; in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371.  The maximum penalty the defendants could receive is five years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000.  The case was investigated by United States Postal Inspection Service agents and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney William J. Watkins, Jr., of the Greenville office for prosecution.

Social Security Fraud Indictment
Takenya Gallman Rookard, a/k/a “Takenya Natori Gallman,” age 33, of Greenville, was charged in a 2-count indictment.  Takenya Gallman Rookard was charged with Theft of Government Property, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641 and Social Security Fraud, a violation of Title 42, United States Code, Section 408.  The maximum penalty Rookard could receive is 10 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000.  The case was investigated by agents of the Social Security Office of Inspector General and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Jamie Lea Schoen of the Greenville office for prosecution.

Social Security Fraud Indictment
William Evans, age 61, of Greenville, was charged in a 2-count indictment. William Evans was charged with Theft of Government Property, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641 and Social Security Fraud, a violation of Title 42, United States Code, Section 408.  The maximum penalty Evans could receive is 10 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000.  The case was investigated by agents of the Social Security Office of Inspector General and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Jamie Lea Schoen of the Greenville office for prosecution.

Social Security Fraud Indictment
Donna Marie Clark, age 49, of Greenville, was charged in a 2-count indictment.  Donna Marie Clark was charged with Theft of Government Property, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641 and Identity Theft, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028A.  The maximum penalty Clark could receive is 12 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000.  The case was investigated by agents of the Social Security Office of Inspector General and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Jamie Lea Schoen of the Greenville office for prosecution.

Illegal Alien Charged with Possession of a Firearm and Counterfeit Immigration Documents
Jose Manuel Rangel-Flores, age 45, was charged in a 2-count indictment. Jose Manuel Rangel-Flores was charged with being an Illegal Alien in Possession of a Firearm, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g), and Possessing Counterfeit Immigration Documents, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1546.  The maximum penalty Rangel-Flores could receive is 10 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000.  The case was investigated by agents of the Homeland Security and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Jamie Lea Schoen 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.

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Updated September 10, 2015