Mexican citizen indicted by federal grand jury in Beaumont, prosecutors say

Mexican citizen indicted by federal grand jury in Beaumont, prosecutors say

A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging a Mexican national with immigration violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced May 4.

Daniel Alejandro Gonzalez, 33, of Mexico, was indicted on charges of assaulting a federal officer and illegally reentering the United States after having been previously deported. The indictment was returned late Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Beaumont.

According to the indictment, on Apr. 25, 2017, Gonzalez was found to have illegally re-entered the United States after having been previously deported as a result of a felony conviction in Fort Bend County, Texas in 2009. While being transferred to an immigration holding facility in Houston, Texas, Gonzalez engaged in a physical confrontation with a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Deportation Officer. If convicted, he faces up to eight years in federal prison.

This case is being investigated by HSI-ICE and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph R. Batte.

A grand jury indictment is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

- U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Texas

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