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Press Release

Convicted Felon Sentenced for Illegal Reentry into the United States

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

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Ismael Ramirez-Martinez, 46, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today to two years in prison for illegal reentry into the United States.

According to court documents, Ramirez-Martinez first illegally entered the United States sometime in or before 1994. In 1994, he was convicted of second degree aggravated assault, a felony, in the New Jersey Superior Court of Middlesex County, for which he was sentenced to four years in prison. After serving the prison sentence, Ramirez-Martinez was removed to Mexico in 1995. He returned to the United States sometime after his removal in 1995. Ramirez-Martinez was convicted of another felony in 2013, felony possession or transportation of a firearm by an unlawful alien in Virginia Circuit Court of Rappahannock County. Later in 2013, he was convicted of his third felony, illegal reentry into the United States after deportation. After serving his prison sentences, Ramirez-Martinez was again removed to Mexico in 2014. Sometime after his deportation in 2014, Ramirez-Martinez returned to the United States illegally for a third time and remained undetected until his arrest on Dec. 30, 2017, in Warrenton for assault and battery on a law enforcement officer.

G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Russell Hott, Field Office Director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Washington, D.C., made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady. Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys Matthew Reilly and Jason A. Reding prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 1:18-cr-71.


Joshua Stueve
Director of Communications

Updated July 20, 2018