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Federal grand jury indicts 6 local counties cases

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FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - Six cases were indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in Florence on Wednesday, said United States Attorney Bill Nettles.

Illegal re-entry into U.S. after being deported

Two cases reportedly involving illegal re-entries into U.S. after being deported.

Jose Matias Benitez, 43, of Horry County, was charged in a one-count indictment. Benitez was charged with illegal re-entry into the U.S. after being deported. 

Roberto Vasquez-Gonzalez, 23, of Horry County, was charged in a one-count indictment. Vasquez-Gonzalez was charged with illegal re-entry into the U.S. after being deported. 

The pair could face two years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000. 

The case was investigated by deportation officers of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney A. Bradley Parham of the Florence office for prosecution.

Identity theft

Lauren E. Blackwell, 28, of Bishopville, was charged in a two-count indictment. 

Blackwell was charged with identity theft and unauthorized use of a credit card. 

The maximum penalty Blackwell could receive is 15 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000. 

The case was investigated by agents of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and is also assigned to Parham.

Manufacturing and possessing counterfeit money

Donald Gene McIntyre, 39, of Myrtle Beach, was charged in a two-count indictment. 

McIntyre was charged with manufacturing counterfeit money and possession of counterfeit money. 

The maximum penalty McIntyre could receive is 20 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000. 

The case was investigated by agents of the United State Secret Service and is also assigned to Parham.

Embezzling Social Security funds

Lucy Wallace, age 52, of Kingstree, was charged in a one-count indictment. 

Wallace was charged with embezzling funds from Social Security Administration. 

The maximum penalty Wallace could receive is 10 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000. 

The case was investigated by agents of the Social Security Administration and is assigned to Parham.

New York man Indicted for Trafficking Heroin

Dany Alexis Toro-Munera, 29, was charged in a one-count indictment for possession with intent to distribute heroin. 

The maximum penalty Toro-Munera could receive is 40 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $2 million. 

The case was investigated by the Florence County Sheriff's Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Christopher D. Taylor of the Florence office for prosecution.

The United States Attorney stated that all charges in these Indictments are merely accusations and that all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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