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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Three Mexican nationals charged with illegal reentry

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury has returned indictments charging three men from Mexico with illegal reentry into the United States, alleging that they were discovered to be in the country unlawfully, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Alejandro Cervantes-Martinez, 35, originally of Mexico, was allegedly discovered in April 2016 in Jefferson County, West Virginia after previously having been deported from the United States. Cervantes-Martinez also allegedly utilized a fraudulent Permanent Resident Card and Social Security Card. He is charged with one count of “Reentry of a Removed Alien,” and two counts of “Fraud and Misuse of Visas, Permits, and other Documents.” He faces up to two years in prison for the illegal reentry charge and up to ten years in prison on each of the fraud charges. He also faces a fine of up to $250,000 on each of the three counts.

Alberto Martinez-Nieto, 45, originally of Mexico, was allegedly discovered in April 2016 in Berkeley County, West Virginia after previously having been deported from the United States.  Martinez-Nieto has multiple previous felony convictions, including “Vehicle Theft” and “Possession for Sale or Purchase for Purposes of Sale a Controlled Substance (Cocaine).” He is charged with one count of “Reentry of a Deported Alien Previously Convicted of an Aggravated Felony.” He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Pedro Camarrillo-Guevarra, 26, originally of Mexico, was allegedly discovered in October 2015 in Berkeley County after previously having been deported from the United States. He is charged with one count of “Reentry of a Removed Alien.” He faces up to two years in prison 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 defendants.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Adkins is prosecuting the cases 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 April 20, 2016