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Two Men Arrested In Seward County For Immigration Violations

KSCB News - April 1, 2010 12:00 am

Fredy Avilez-Hernandez, 33, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with one count of unlawfully transporting illegal aliens in the United States, one count of unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported, and one count of aggravated identity theft. The crimes are alleged to have occurred March 13, 2010, in Seward County, Kan.

According to the indictment, Avilez-Hernandez was driving a 2006 Toyota minivan carrying 10 illegal aliens from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Peru and Eritrea when he was arrested.

Jose Alberto Orozco-Lar Jose Alberto Orozco-Larios, 32, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with one count of unlawfully transporting illegal aliens in the United States, one count of unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported, and one count of aggravated identity theft. The crimes are alleged to have occurred March 9, 2010, in Seward County, Kan.

According to the indictment, he was driving a 1998 Pontiac minivan carrying eight illegal aliens from Mexico when he was arrested.

If convicted, they face a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000 on the unlawful re-entry charge, a maximum penalty of 5 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the illegal transportation charge and a mandatory 2 years consecutive to other sentences and a fine up to $250,000 on the identity theft charge. The Kansas Highway Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

 

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