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Illegal Alien admits to reentry charge

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Jose Catarino Feregrino-Resendez, a citizen of Mexico, has admitted to an immigration violation, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Feregrino-Resendez, age 49, pled guilty to one count of “Reentry of Removed Alien.” Feregrino-Resendez admitted to reentering the country illegally after be removed once before. The crime occurred in April 2019 in Harrison County.

Feregrino-Resendez 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 Andrew R. Cogar is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Department of Homeland Security Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and the FBI investigated. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated November 5, 2019