RALEIGH — A 38-year-old man is facing lengthy prison time and a sizable fine if convicted of illegal reentry into this country. The Mexican man, found in Sampson County, has been previously deported 11 times and convicted of illegal reentry, according to federal officials.
A federal grand jury in Raleigh has returned indictments charging Roberto Hernandez-Aldama, 38, Yosimar Gonzalez-Leal, 23, and Fernando Rebollar-Esceverria, 35, all of Mexico, with illegal reentry of a deported alien.
If convicted of illegal reentry, Gonzalez-Leal, found in Wake County after having been previously deported and convicted of felonious possession of marijuana, and Hernandez-Aldama, found in Sampson County after having been previously deported 11 times and convicted of illegal reentry, would each face a maximum imprisonment term of 10 years, a $250,000 fine, and a term of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.
Rebollar-Esceverria, found in Wake County after having been previously deported three times, faces a maximum imprisonment term of two years, a $250,000 fine and a term of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.
Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announced the indictments in a press release. “The charges and allegations contained in the indictments are merely accusations,” the release stated. “The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.”
The cases are being investigated by Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations.
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