Illinois Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Passing Counterfeit United States Currency and Attempted Passing Counterfeit United States Currency
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota man was indicted by a federal grand jury for illegally reentering the United States after having been previously deported.
Armando Romero-Ramirez, 29, was indicted on May 23, 2013 for Illegal Reentry After Deportation. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on May 23, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 2 years’ imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine. The charge is merely an accusation and Romero-Ramirez is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman is prosecuting the case.
Romero-Ramirez was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has not been set.