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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

Sharon L. Potter
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist

 

 

April 7, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Two El Salvador Citizens Entered
Guilty Pleas to Perjury Charge

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Two El Salvador citizens entered pleas of guilty on March 26, 2009, in United States District Court in Martinsburg before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.

United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that HENRY FLORES CASTILLO, age 31, and MARIA NORMA GUEVARA DE FLORES, age 26, each entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging them with perjury. The basis for the perjury charge were the false declarations made by CASTILLO and FLORES on January 22, 2009, in Berkeley County, West Virginia, while under oath during a deposition ancillary to the case of United States v. Juan Valenzuela, Criminal No. 3:09CR3, a separate matter before the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia.

The defendants, who are in federal custody, each face a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erin K. Reisenweber. The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security – Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

 

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