BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury this week indicted five men for being in the United States illegally after previous deportation, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Robert O. Posey and U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Special Agent in Charge Ray Parmer.
Separate indictments filed in U.S. District Court charge DANIEL ESTEBAN-MATEO, 48, MARIANO MARTINEZ-DIEGO, 31, both of Guatemala, and JACIEL JIMENEZ-CAMPUSANO, 34, MISAEL AGOSTTINI-OTERO, 32, and CELEDONIO CONTRERAS-PACHECO, 32, all of Mexico, with illegal re-entry into the United States after previous deportation or removal.
According to their individual indictments, the charges are as follows:
Esteban-Mateo was voluntarily in the U.S., in Jefferson County, on June 2 after having been removed from the country to Guatemala in September 1996 following a conviction for an aggravated felony.
Martinez-Diego was found in Marshall County on May 14. He previously was removed from the U.S. in 2012, 2014 and 2015.
Jimenez-Campusano was found in Madison County on May 26 after being removed to Mexico in November 2011.
Agosttini-Otero was in Jefferson County on May 25 after being removed to Mexico in 2009, five times in 2010, and twice in 2012.
Contreras-Pacheco was in Shelby County on June 10 after being removed from the U.S. in May 2010.
The maximum penalty for illegal re-entry after deportation is two years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
ICE investigated the cases, which the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Alabama is prosecuting.
An indictment contains only charges. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.