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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 10, 2014

Man Sentenced For Illegally Reentering The United States

CHARLESTON, W. Va. -  United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Felipe Vargas-Briones, 28,  was sentenced to twelve months and one day in prison for the federal offense of  reentering the United States after previous deportation to Mexico.  He also faces administrative deportation from the United States at the conclusion of his sentence. 

Vargas-Briones was convicted in July of 2008 for being an illegal immigrant in possession of a firearm.  Following the conviction, he was deported to Mexico and prohibited from returning to the United States.  During a routine traffic stop in May of 2014, West Virginia State Police found Vargas-Briones near Chelyan, West Virginia. The West Virginia State Police and the United States Department of Homeland Security conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Erik S. Goes prosecuted the matter on behalf of the United States of America.   The Honorable John T. Copenhaver, Jr. presided over the sentencing.

Updated January 7, 2015