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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Honduran Man Pleads Guilty To Unlawful Reentry Into United States

Illegal Immigrant was Deported After Felony Drug Conviction

CHARLESTON, W. Va. -  United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Jorge Leonardo Reyes-Figueroa, 26, from Honduras plead guilty today in federal court in Charleston to the charge of illegal reentry into the United States following deportation. 

In 2010, Reyes-Figueroa, an illegal immigrant from Honduras, was convicted in Adams County, Colorado of a felony drug offense involving heroin distribution.  Following the criminal conviction, Reyes-Figueroa was deported to Honduras.  Sometime thereafter, Reyes-Figueroa illegally reentered the United States.  In May of 2014, officers with the West Virginia State Police found Reyes-Figueroa living in Ripley, West Virginia. 

Reyes-Figueroa faces up to twenty years in prison, and a fine of $250,000 when sentenced on November 18, 2014.  He is also subject to deportation from the United States back to Honduras.

The West Virginia State Police and the United States Department of Homeland Security conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Erik S. Goes is prosecuting the matter on behalf of the United States of America.  

Updated January 7, 2015