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Press Release

Previously Convicted Illegal Alien Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

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

RICHMOND, Va. – A Mexican citizen residing in Richmond was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for illegal reentry after being removed following a felony conviction.

According to court documents, Pablo Santos-Castro, 33, illegally entered the United States in 1999. He was removed and illegally returned to the United States several times thereafter. In 2009 and 2010, he was convicted of grand larceny in Richmond and Prince George. He was again removed from the United States before illegally returning and being apprehended in connection with an arrest for driving under the influence.

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 Senior U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne. Assistant U.S. Attorney S. David Schiller 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. 3:18-cr-21.


Joshua Stueve
Director of Communications

Updated July 19, 2018