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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 15, 2014

Mexican National Convicted Of Illegal Reentry


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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Mexican national Rogelio Portillo Vasquez, 38, was convicted of illegal reentry after authorities discovered that he was in the U.S. unlawfully, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

Portillo Vasquez was previously deported to Mexico in May 2012. In September 2014, authorities discovered that he was in Jefferson County, West Virginia without permission.

Portillo Vasquez pled guilty to a criminal Information charging him with one count of “Re-entry by a Removed Alien.” He faces up to two years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00. 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 Paul Camilletti is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is investigating.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated January 7, 2015