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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Italian National Sentenced To Prison For Illegal Reentry Following Deportation

Beckley, W.Va. –   Francesco Gulino, an Italian national, was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for illegal reentry into the United States after being deported, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today.  On April 20, 2011, Mr. Gulino was deported to his native country of Italy after completing a sentence for attempted felonious assault.  Two years after his deportation, on April 20, 2013, agents with the Department of Homeland Security found Gulino residing in Raleigh County, West Virginia.   Gulino admitted that he had been deported to Italy, but illegally reentered the United States by coming though Canada. 

After Gulino has completed the sentence for illegal reentry, the United States Department of Homeland Security will take action to deport Guilino again.

The Department of Homeland Security conducted the investigation, assisted by the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Erik S. Goes handled the prosecution.  The sentence was imposed by United States District Judge Irene Berger. 

Updated January 7, 2015