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El Salvador National admits to being in the country illegally

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – An El Salvador man has admitted to being in the United States illegally, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Norman Enrique Rodriguez, age 37, pled guilty to one count of “Reentry of a Removed Alien.” Rodriguez, having been removed as an illegal alien from the United States in 2011, admitted to being in Jefferson County, West Virginia on January 12, 2018. 

Rodriguez faces up to two years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara K. Omps-Botteicher is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 
U.S. Magistrate Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated March 12, 2018