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Mexican Citizen Sentenced for Immigration Offense

April 22, 2013

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that on April 11, 2013, Raymundo Moreno-Perez, 30, of Mexico, was sentenced to a term of time-served after he pled guilty to returning to the United States after having been previously deported. Chief United States District Judge, Christina Reiss, sitting in Rutland, Vermont, imposed the sentence.

According to court documents, on December 25, 2012, Moreno-Perez was apprehended in Norton, Vermont by the U.S. Border Patrol after he crossed illegally into the United States, on foot, from Canada. An investigation conducted by the United States Border Patrol determined that Moreno-Perez had been previously removed from the United States on three previous occasions. The most recent of these occurred on February 18, 2007 near San Ysidro, California. When he was caught in Vermont, Moreno-Perez did not have permission to reenter the United States. Record checks also revealed that, in 2004, Moreno-Perez was convicted in Fremont, California on one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct/solicitation of a lewd act. In 2005, Moreno-Perez was convicted in Oakland, California on one misdemeanor count of providing false information to a police officer.

Under the United States Sentencing Guidelines, Moreno-Perez’s recommended term of imprisonment was between one and seven months. Because he was incarcerated from the time he was caught by the U.S. Border Patrol in Vermont until his sentencing, Moreno-Perez ultimately served a term of approximately three-and-a-half months. Now that his criminal case is complete, Moreno-Perez will likely face deportation proceedings. 

The United States Attorney commended the United States Border Patrol for their work on this matter. The prosecutor is Assistant United States Attorney Timothy C. Doherty, Jr. The defendant is represented by Assistant Federal Public Defender Steven Barth.

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