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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Illegal alien indicted on reentry charge

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Alejandro Ascencio-Sotelo, a citizen of Mexico, was indicted today by a federal grand jury on an illegal reentry charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Ascencio-Sotelo, age 30, is charged with one count of “Reentry of Removed Alien.” Ascnecio-Sotelo is accused of illegally being in Weirton, West Virginia in June 2018 after being removed from Brownsville, Texas in 2008.

Ascencio-Sotelo 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 Stephen L. Vogrin is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated June 19, 2018