Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Olidier Roblero-Perez (34, Mexico) has been arrested and charged by criminal complaint with transporting undocumented aliens for the purpose of furthering their illegal presence in the United States. If convicted, Roblero-Perez faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison.
According to the complaint, deputies from the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office (SJSO) encountered Roblero-Perez at a motel in St. Augustine while investigating an incident in which Virjilio Aguilar-Mendez, an undocumented alien from Guatemala, violently struggled with officers who were attempting to arrest him, and which resulted in the death of an SJSO deputy from a medical issue. Aguilar-Mendez was later charged with aggravated manslaughter of an officer and resisting an officer with violence.
Investigators determined that Roblero-Perez had transported Aguilar-Mendez and two other undocumented aliens, both from Mexico, from southwest Florida to St. Johns County to work at a farm in the area. He also transported them between the motel and the farm each day. He also paid for their motel room with cash.
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) later learned that Roblero-Perez and the two undocumented aliens from Mexico were staying at a motel in Moultrie, Georgia, and that Roblero-Perez had transported them there. Roblero-Perez transported the aliens between the motel and a farm each day for work, collected and distributed their pay in cash, and paid for their motel room with cash.
This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office and United States Border Patrol. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Arnold B. Corsmeier.