Jassiel Varela-Aniles, 29, Liberal, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by following a felony conviction and one count of unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported. He was found January 15, 2019, in Seward County, Kan, after being a fugitive on the run.
If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the first two counts and up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the last count. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan McCarty is prosecuting.