The conspirators operated in Elkhart, Goshen and Indianapolis.
The charges were the result of an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service titled “Operation Title Check.” Other law enforcement agencies assisting in the investigation included the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, the Elkhart Police Department, the Indiana State Police and investigators with the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles and Indiana Secretary of State. The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana was also involved in the investigation.
Goshen man pleads guilty re-entering U.S.
Horacio Hernandez, 50, Goshen, pled guilty this week before Magistrate Judge Christopher A. Nuechterlein of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District, to the felony offense of re-entry of a deported alien and failure to register as a sex offender.
Sentencing has been set for Jan. 29. The charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the U.S. Marshals Service.