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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Grand Jury Returns Indictments

MADISON, WIS. -- A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictment today.  You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

MINNESOTA WOMAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSING
METHAMPHETAMINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE

            Pa Xiong, 32, St. Paul, Minn., is charged with possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.  The indictment alleges that she possessed the methamphetamine on November 11, 2013.

            If convicted, Pa Xiong faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.  The charge against her is the result of an investigation by the West Central Drug Task Force.  The prosecution of this case will be handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea.

TWO MEXICAN CITIZENS CHARGED WITH
ILLEGALLY REENTERING U.S.

            In unrelated indictments, Olver Salinas-Martinez, 26, a citizen of Mexico found living in Boscobel, Wis., and Gerardo Gomez-Carrillo, 36, a citizen of Mexico found living in Madison, Wis., are charged with illegally reentering the United States after previously being deported.  Salinas-Martinez was found in the United States on April 23, 2014, and Gomez-Carrillo was found on May 9, 2014.

            If convicted, Salinas-Martinez and Gomez-Carrillo each face a maximum penalty of two years in federal prison.  The charges against them are the result of investigations by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement.  The prosecution of these cases will be handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel J. Graber.

Updated July 14, 2015