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Alien Sentenced for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Judicially Ordered Deported to Mexico

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of North Carolina

GREENVILLE – Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that JOSE HERNANDEZ-RAMIREZ, age 31, of Mexico, illegally present in the United States and residing in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, was sentenced today to 12 months and one day in federal prison, after a February 5, 2018 guilty plea to one count of illegal and unlawful alien in possession of a firearm. According to court records, HERNANDEZ-RAMIREZ discharged the firearm into an occupied dwelling.

HERNANDEZ-RAMIREZ was sentenced in Greenville by Senior United States District Court Judge Malcolm J. Howard who in addition to the term of incarceration also issued a judicial order of deportation ordering the defendant’s prompt removal from the United States to Mexico upon release from federal custody.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the Tarboro Police Department.

Updated May 29, 2018