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Illegal alien admits to reentry charge

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Maical Kvec, a Romanian National, has admitted to being in the United States illegally, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Kvec, 24, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Reentry of Removed Alien.” Kvec, after being removed from the Chicago in 2019 and convicted of a felony in 2017 in California and another charge in 2019 in Iowa, was found in February 2022 in Ohio County.

Kvec faces up to 10 years of 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 Jarod J. Douglas is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the West Virginia State Police investigated. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge James P. Mazzone presided.


Updated June 2, 2022