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Four convicted, sentenced for illegal reentry

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Three individuals from Guatemala and one from Honduras pled guilty to illegal reentry today in federal court in Clarksburg, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Selvin Garcia-Xitumul, 21, originally from Guatemala; Wilson Ariel Garcia-Guzman, 21, originally from Guatemala; Javier Vargas-Zaldivar, 32, originally from Honduras; and Marco May-Cucil, 27, originally from Guatemala, were discovered in May 2016 in Monongalia County after having been deported from the United States.

All four individuals pled guilty to one count of “Reentry of a Removed Alien” and were sentenced to time served. The United States Marshals Service will transfer each defendant into the custody of the United States Department of Homeland Security so that the deportation process may begin.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah W. Montoro prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The United States Department of Homeland Security Immigrations and Customs Enforcement investigated. 

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated July 11, 2016