Federal Grand Jury Indictments
United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated today that a Federal Grand Jury in Greenville, South Carolina, returned Indictments against the following:
Piedmont Man Indicted on Bank Robbery Charge. Brandon Laster, age 36, of Piedmont, South Carolina, was charged in a one-count indictment with bank robbery, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2113(a). The maximum penalty Laster could face is twenty (20) years imprisonment and/or a fine of $250,000.00. The case was investigated by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Greenville Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jeanne Howard of the Greenville office.
Six Illegal Aliens Charged with Misuse of Social Security Number. Julio Cesar Rojas Vasquez, Fredin Orlando Cordon-Gonzalez, and Josue Eduardo Maas-Aparico, all of Guatemala, and Luis Alberto Isaguirre-Cortes, Jose Santos Martinez, and Noe De La Cruz Galvez-Munguia, all of Honduras, were each charged in separate indictments with Misuse of Social Security Number, a violation of Title 42, United States Code, Section 408(a)(7)(B). The maximum penalty each defendant could receive is a fine of $250,000.00 and/or five (5) years imprisonment. The case was investigated by agents of ICE-Homeland Security Investigations and the Department of Labor and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney David C. Stephens 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.