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Press Release

Illegal Alien and Three-Time Felon Sentenced to Prison

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

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Mexican man who has resided off and on in the United States for over 15 years was sentenced today to 2 1/2 years in prison for illegally re-entering the United States after deportation and subsequent to an aggravated felony conviction.

According to court documents, Oscar Perez-Rangel, 42, was convicted in 2003 of felony attempted robbery and use of a firearm in Fairfax County Circuit Court. In 2011, Perez-Rangel was convicted in Ohio of felony illegal reentry. In the instant offense he was detained in April 2017 in Fairfax County on unrelated state felony charges. ICE took the defendant into custody in July. Perez-Rangel will again be deported following the completion of his prison sentence.

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 Anthony J. Trenga. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney William R. Reed and Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Taylor 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-300.


Joshua Stueve
Director of Communications

Updated December 7, 2018