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Honduran national pleads guilty to immigration crime

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Honduran national pleaded guilty today to an immigration crime, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. Delvin Rodriguez-Gonzalez, 37, entered his guilty plea to illegally reentering the United States.   

Rodriguez-Gonzalez had been arrested for a driving while intoxicated charge in Cabell County, and was identified on May 7, 2017, by agents with the Department of Homeland Security. Rodriguez-Gonzalez admitted that he had been convicted of second degree burglary in El Paso County District Court in Colorado Springs on January 22, 2009, and was removed from the United States on March 19, 2009. On January 18, 2013, Mr. Rodriguez-Gonzalez was found in Florence, Colorado, and was again removed from the United States. Rodriguez-Gonzalez  was subsequently found in the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville. Rodriguez-Gonzalez further admitted to having illegally reentered the United States for a third time. 

Rodriguez-Gonzalez faces up to 10 years in federal prison when he is sentenced on November 13, 2017. He is also subject to removal proceedings at the conclusion of any term of incarceration.

The investigation was conducted by the Department of Homeland Security. Assistant United States Attorney Erik S. Goes is in charge of the prosecution. The plea hearing was held before Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers.

Updated August 7, 2017