Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Smuggling a Previously Deported Convicted Murderer
Miami, Florida – A federal district judge in Fort Lauderdale has sentenced Jeremy Christoph Rolle, 27, of the Bahamas, to 60 months in prison for trying to smuggle into the United States a migrant previously removed from the country following aggravated felony convictions, including murder. Rolle pleaded guilty on November 2, 2021, to aiding and abetting certain migrants to enter the United Sates.
According to court documents, Rolle operated a 26-foot motorboat to transport himself and sixteen migrants from Bimini, Bahamas to the east coast of Florida on June 17, 2021. One such migrant passenger was Marvin Morris Carridice, 43, of Jamaica, who according to court documents, was removed from the United States in 2018 after serving a 14-year prison sentence for convictions in Florida for murder and other felonies.
Carridice, who was charged in the same indictment as Rolle, pleaded guilty to illegal entry of a removed alien and was sentenced on January 5, 2022, to 42 months’ imprisonment. In addition, migrant passengers Andrew Devaunx, 54, of the Bahamas and Payam Hassanzadeh Zargar, 27, of the United Kingdom, were each charged and pleaded guilty to illegal entry of a removed alien. Devaunx was sentenced on October 26, 2021, to time served and Zargar is scheduled to be sentenced on January 25, 2022.
Juan Antonio Gonzalez, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Anthony Salisbury, Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Miami Field Office, made the announcement.
HSI Miami investigated this case, with assistance from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Customs and Immigrations Enforcement, and the Broward County Sherriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney David A. Snider prosecuted the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gabrielle Charest-Turken is handling asset forfeiture.
Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or at http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov, under case number 21-60214-CR-AHS.