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Illegal Alien indicted on reentry charge

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Omar Antonio Murillo-Bonilla, a citizen of Honduras, was indicted by a federal grand jury today for an immigration violation, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Murillo-Bonilla, age 32, was indicted on one count of “Reentry of Removed Alien.” Murillo-Bonilla is accused of reentering the country illegally after being 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.

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

Updated August 21, 2019