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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 20, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Inwood Resident Entered Guilty Plea
To Harboring Illegal Aliens

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 49 year old Inwood, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on April 16, 2009, in United States District Court in Martinsburg before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.

United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that JUAN EDMUNDO VALENZUELA entered a plea of guilty to harboring illegal aliens. On January 20, 2009, agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement found Henry Castillo and Maria Flores, both illegal aliens, residing in VALENZUELA’s house.

VALENZUELA, who is currently in custody, faces 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 United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

 

 

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