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Corso's workers plead not guilty

By Tandem Media Network • Jun 28, 2018 at 9:00 PM

SANDUSKY — Several of the Corso’s workers who were indicted last week had arraignments Wednesday in a U.S. District Court.

Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided two Corso’s properties in Sandusky and Castalia. They detained more than 100 employees.

The U.S Attorney General’s Office announced Friday eight men detained in the raid were charged with unlawful re-entry into the country.

All but two of the men had their arraignments Wednesday in the U.S. District Court of the Northern Ohio District in Toledo. One of the men was confirmed to have been removed from the country. Magistrate Judge James Knepp presided over each case.

The following arraignments took place:

• Maurilio Perez-Morales, 47, pleaded not guilty. The court scheduled a plea change hearing and sentencing for Aug. 20. No bond was given because of an ICE detainer.

• Cutberto Gallardo-Trujillo, 49, pleaded not guilty. A pretrial conference is scheduled for July 19. No bond was given because of an ICE detainer.

• Epigmenio Sifuentes-Cabrera, 35, pleaded not guilty. A pretrial conference is scheduled for July 19. No bond was given because of an ICE detainer.

• Bersain Alvarez-Lopez, 30, pleaded not guilty. A pretrial conference is scheduled for July 19. No bond was given because of an ICE detainer.

• Josefino Alvaro Leon-Herrara, 52, pleaded not guilty. A change of plea hearing and sentencing are scheduled for Aug. 14. No bond was given because of an ICE detainer.

• Isias Robelero-Perez, 39, pleaded not guilty. The court scheduled a plea change hearing and sentencing for Aug. 16. No bond was given because of an ICE detainer.

Dalila Molina-Vaszuez, 29, had an arraignment scheduled, but it was vacated after the U.S. Attorney General’s Office informed the court he had been removed to Mexico. Omar Rovelero-Morales, 37, didn’t have an arraignment scheduled.

If convicted, each man’s sentence will be determined by factors unique to each case, including any prior criminal record or the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violations.

Gallardo-Trujillo had been convicted of delivering cocaine and Leon-Herrera had been convicted of marijuana trafficking, according to the attorney general’s office.

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