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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mexican National Convicted Of Illegal Reentry


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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Mexican national Julio Ruiz de los Santos, 26, was convicted of illegal reentry after authorities discovered that he was in the U.S. illegally for the third time, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

Julio Ruiz de los Santos, who was previously deported twice from California to Mexico in 2007, pled guilty to one count of “Reentry of Removed Alien” after he was discovered in Morgantown, West Virginia without the consent of the Attorney General of the United States for reapplication for admission into the United States. He was sentenced to time served since September 2014 and remanded into the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement pending deportation.

Assistant U.S. Shawn Morgan prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated January 7, 2015