OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA
William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist
December 17, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Two Individuals Enter Pleas of Guilty
MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - Two individuals entered pleas of guilty in United States District Court on December 15, 2010, in Martinsburg before Chief Judge John Preston Bailey.
United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that:
MANUEL DE JESUS SIBRIAN PASCUAL, age 29, entered a plea of guilty to one count of knowingly possessing a Permanent Resident Card and a Social Security Card in the name of Manuel Sibrian on August 25, 2010, in Jefferson County, which the defendant knew to be forged, counterfeited, altered, and falsely made. PASCUAL paid $120.00 to purchase both cards and used them as identification to get work. PASCUAL, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti and was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security – Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
OMAR HURTADO PADILLA, age 28, of Winchester, Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to one count of the distribution of cocaine on August 2, 2010, in Berkeley County. PADILLA, is a citizen and national of Mexico who is illegally in the United States. PADILLA, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erin K. Reisenweber and was investigated by agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, consisting of officers from the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Martinsburg Police Department, and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.
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