Alien Indicted on Illegal Reentry Charges and Illegal and Unlawful Alien in Possession of a Firearm | USAO-EDNC

RALEIGH, N.C. – A federal grand jury returned indictments today charging SILVANO DOMINGUEZ-TORRES, age 31, of Mexico, with illegal reentry of an alien deported subsequent to 3 or more convictions involving crimes against a person and MARVIN DAVID CORTEZ-CUELLAR, age 30, of Honduras, with illegal alien in possession of a firearm. 

Therefore if convicted, DOMINGUEZ-TORRES, previously deported five times and found in Wake County, would face a maximum imprisonment term of ten years, a $250,000 fine, and a term of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

CORTEZ-CUELLAR, found in Harnett County, would face a maximum imprisonment term of 10 years, a $250,000 fine, and a term of supervised release following any term of imprisonment, if convicted.

Robert J. Higdon, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement. ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations and Homeland Security Investigations are investigating the case.

A copy of this press release is located on our website

An indictment is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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