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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Two Illegal Aliens indicted on reentry charges

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Two Mexican nationals were indicted by a federal grand jury today on reentry of a removed alien charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Filberto Reyes-Vazquez, age 49, was indicted on one count of “Reentry of a Removed Alien.” Reyes-Vazquez is accused of reentering the United States illegally after being removed in May 2016. Reyes-Vazquez was found in Harrison County in April 2018.

Juan Mendez-Patishtan, age 34, was indicted on one count of “Reentry of a Removed Alien.” Mendez-Patishtan is accused of reentering the United States illegally after being removed in six separate times from 2010 to 2016. Mendez-Patishtan was found in Harrison County in April 2018.

Each man 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 Traci M. Cook is prosecuting the cases on behalf of the government. The Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated.

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

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated May 1, 2018