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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Mexican national charged with illegal reentry


MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Julio Cesar Leon-Dominguez, 37, originally from Mexico with illegal reentry into the United States, U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Leon-Dominguez was allegedly discovered in August 2016 in Berkeley County, West Virginia after previously having been deported from the United States. He is charged with one count of “Reentry of Removed Alien.” He faces up to two years in prison and a fine up to $250,000 for each count. 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 Shawn M. Adkins is handling the case on behalf of the government. The United States Department of Homeland Security Immigrations and Customs Enforcement is investigating.

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

Updated September 21, 2016