This case is being investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with the assistance of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Border Patrol.
A federal grand jury in
According to the criminal complaint, Gallegos was arrested June 20 near the
Gallegos had allegedly, along with other individuals, picked up the illegal aliens from the
Gallegos has been held without bond since his June 20 arrest. He will remain in custody pending trial.
Jury selection for trial is set for September before Chief U.S. District Judge Ricardo Hinojosa.
If convicted, Gallegos faces up to 10 years in federal prison on each count as well as a maximum $250,000 fine.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Sully, Southern District of Texas, is prosecuting the case.
A complaint or indictment is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence. A defendant is presumed innocent unless convicted through due process of law.