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Alien Located in Camden Pleads Guilty to Illegal Re-Entry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that Ramon Orlando Alvarenga-Rodriguez, age 34, of Honduras, has entered a guilty plea in federal court in Columbia, to  Illegal Re-Entry, a violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1326(a)(2) and (b).  United States District Judge J. Michelle Childs, of Columbia, accepted the guilty plea and will impose sentence after she has reviewed the presentence report, which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.

Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that Ramon Orlando Alvarenga-Rodriguez was encountered by ICE-Homeland Security Investigations agents on February 27, 2017 at the Kershaw County Detention Center in Camden after he was arrested for unrelated charges. An investigation revealed that Alvarenga-Rodriguez is a citizen of Honduras. He had been deported three times pursuant to an order of removal and had been convicted of Improper Entry by an Alien, then re-entered the United States without permission.

U.S. Attorney Drake stated the maximum penalty for Illegal Re-Entry is imprisonment for 20 years and/or a fine of $250,000.

The case was investigated by agents of the ICE-Homeland Security Investigations.  Assistant United States Attorney William E. Day, II, of the Columbia office, is prosecuting the case.




William E. Day, II (803) 929-3000

Updated June 12, 2017