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Foreign National Pleads Guilty to Firearm and Immigration Charges

May 29, 2013

Antonio Rea-Fabela, also known as Roman Guadarrama, 36, a citizen of Mexico, who most recently resided in St. Louis, Missouri, pled guilty on May 28, 2013, to Possession of a Firearm by an Illegal Alien (Count 1); and Entry Into the United States Without Inspection (Count 2), the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Rea-Fabela, who is currently scheduled to be sentenced on September 13, 2013, faces a possible penalty of not more than ten years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, not more than three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment on Count 1 and up to six months imprisonment, a $5000 fine and a $10 special assessment on Count 2. Rea-Fabela also agreed to the entry of a Judicial Order of Removal, which will require that he be deported from the United States after the service of any sentence of imprisonment.

Evidence for this indictment was gathered during an investigation conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of the Department of Homeland Security, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department. This case has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Randy G. Massey for prosecution.

















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