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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Buckhannon Resident Enters Plea To Possession Of Firearms By An Alien Illegally In The United States


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ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA - United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that a 33 year old Buckhannon, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty in United States District Court in Elkins on July 9, 2013, before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.

RODOLFO VILLAGOMEZ CORREA a/k/a “CHINO,” entered a plea of guilty to “Possession of Firearms by an Alien Illegally in the United States.” As part of his plea agreement, CORREA will abandon to the United States Department of Homeland Security all right, title, interest and claim to 16 firearms, a counterfeit Resident Alien Card, a counterfeit Permanent Resident Card, and other items seized from the defendant on July 25,
2012. CORREA faces up to 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. He was returned back to the custody of the State of West Virginia, where he has been charged by criminal complaint with murder.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner and investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (ICE/HSI), the West Virginia State Police, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the United States Forest Service.

Updated January 7, 2015