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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 – Jose Catarino Feregrino-Resendez, a citizen of Mexico, was indicted by a federal grand jury today for an immigration violation, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Feregrino-Resendez, age 49, was indicted on one count of “Reentry of Removed Alien.” Feregrino-Resendez is accused of reentering the country illegally after be removed once before. The crime allegedly 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. 

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

Updated October 17, 2019