RALEIGH, N.C. – A federal grand jury returned indictments yesterday charging Reymundo Camero-Castaneda, age 32, of Mexico and Elmer Antonio Murillo-Villatoro, age 42, of El Salvador, with illegal reentry charges, visa fraud and false representation of a social security account number.
If convicted of illegal reentry, Camero-Castaneda, previously deported three times and found in Wake County, would face a maximum imprisonment term of not more than two years, a $250,000 fine, and a term of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.
Murillo-Villatoro, previously deported five times and found in Wake County, is alleged to have been previously removed subsequent to a felony conviction (assault inflicting serious bodily injury), visa fraud and false representation of a social security number. Therefore, if convicted, he would face a maximum imprisonment term of not more than 50 years, a $750,000 fine, and a term of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.
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.
An indictment is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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