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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Federal Grand Jury Indictments

United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that a Federal Grand Jury in Greenville, South Carolina, returned Indictments against the following:

McCormick County Woman Indicted for Bank EmbezzlementAmy June Schaufelberger, a/k/a Amy Schaufelberger Brown, age 31, of Parksville, South Carolina, was charged in a one-count Indictment with bank embezzlement, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 656.  The maximum penalty Schaufelberger could receive is a fine of $1,000,000.00 and/or imprisonment of 30 years.  The case was investigated by agents of the United States Secret Service and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney David C. Stephens of the Greenville office for prosecution.

Illegal Alien Indicted on Reentry of a Removed Alien and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  Luis Cenobio Barrera, a/k/a “Daniel Munguia Casanova”, a/k/a “Felipe Molina Garcia”, age 24, of Greenville, South Carolina, was charged in a two-count indictment.  Luis Cenobio Barrera was charged with Reentry of Removed Alien, a violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section §1326(a), and Felon in Possession of a Firearm, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section §922(g)(1).  The maximum penalty Barrera could receive is 20 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000.  The case was investigated by agents of ICE-Homeland Security Investigations and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney William J. Watkins, Jr., of the Greenville office for prosecution.

Illegal Aliens Indicted for False Use of Social Security Numbers. Juana Farfan-Garcia, a/k/a “MYP”, of Guatemala, was charged in a two-count indictment. Juana Farfan-Garcia was charged with Reentry of Removed Alien, a violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section §1326(a), and False Use of a Social Security Number, a violation of Title 42, United States Code, Section § 408. The maximum penalty Farfan-Garcia could receive is 2 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000, for Illegal Re-entry and 5 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000, for False Use of a Social Security Number.  The case was investigated by agents of ICE-Homeland Security Investigations and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Max Cauthen, of the Greenville office for prosecution.

Martina Guzman-Vasquez, a/k/a “CIRM”, of Guatemala, was charged in a two-count indictment.  Martina Guzman-Vasquez was charged with False Use of a Social Security Number, a violation of Title 42, United States Code, Section § 408, and False claim to be a citizen of the United States, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section § 911. The maximum penalty Guzman-Vasquez could receive is 5 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000, for False Use of a Social Security Number, and 3 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000, for False claim to be a citizen of the United States. The case was investigated by agents of ICE-Homeland Security Investigations and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Max Cauthen, of the Greenville office for prosecution.

Maria Barillas-Orozco, a/k/a “MRG”, locally from Saluda, South Carolina, was charged in a one-count indictment with False Use of a Social Security Number, a violation of Title 42, United States Code, Section § 408. The maximum penalty Barillas-Orozco could receive is 5 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000, for False Use of a Social Security Number. The case was investigated by agents of ICE-Homeland Security Investigations and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Max Cauthen, of the Greenville office for prosecution.

Juan Ramirez-Gomez, a/k/a “MB”,  of Guatemala, was charged in a two-count indictment. Juan Ramirez-Gomez was charged with False Use of a Social Security Number, a violation of Title 42, United States Code, Section § 408, and False claim to be a citizen of the United States, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section § 911. The maximum penalty Ramirez-Gomez could receive is 5 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000, for False Use of a Social Security Number, and 3 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000, for False claim to be a citizen of the United States. The case was investigated by agents of ICE-Homeland Security Investigations and is 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.

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Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Firearms Offenses
Immigration
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Contact: 
Lance Crick (864) 282-2105
Updated March 14, 2018