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Illegal Alien admits to reentry charge

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Omar Antonio Murillo-Bonilla, a citizen of Honduras, has admitted to an immigration violation, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Murillo-Bonilla, age 32, pled guilty to one count of “Reentry of Removed Aliens.” Murillo-Bonilla admitted to reentering the country illegally after be removed twice before. The crime allegedly occurred in August 2019 in Jefferson County.

Murillo-Bonilla 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 Jeffrey A. Finucane is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Department of Homeland Security Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigated. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated September 12, 2019