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Rapid City Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry After Deportation

November 1, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Ramiro Martinez-Rivas, age 26, of Rapid City, appeared before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken on October 28, 2011, and pled guilty to a charge of Illegal Reentry After Deportation. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 2 years’ imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine.

On September 28, 2011, Martinez-Rivas was found in Rapid City, having illegally reentered the United States after having previously been deported to Mexico. The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Rapid City Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for November 29, 2011. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.




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