Illegal alien indicted in Hoover gang roundup

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A federal grand jury Wednesday indicted an illegal alien for illegal possession of a firearm.

U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, in a statement to FOX6 News, said Misael Goday-Torres, 19, of Mexico, was charged in the one-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Birmingham.

Vance said Goday-Torres was arrested during a recent operation spearheaded by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  The ICE Office of Investigations in Birmingham planned the operation to target the public safety threat posed by transitional street gangs.  Vance said agents arrested more than 20 gang-affiliated individuals across northern Alabama.

If convicted for illegal possession of a firearm, Godoy-Torres could face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.