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Mexican national sentenced for immigration crime

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Mexican national was sentenced yesterday to four months for an immigration crime, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. Edilberto Sanchez-Galvan, 35, previously pleaded guilty to illegally reentering the United States. Sanchez-Galvan is also subject to immediate deportation proceedings.

Sanchez-Galvan admitted that he had previously been convicted of the federal crime of illegally reentering the United States in February 2010. After that conviction, Sanchez-Galvan was deported from the United States to his home country of Mexico. Sanchez-Galvan then illegally reentered the United States and he was found in South Charleston by Department of Homeland Security agents on May 17, 2016.

The investigation was conducted by the Department of Homeland Security. Assistant United States Attorney Erik S. Goes is in charge of the prosecution. United States District Judge Thomas E. Johnston imposed the sentence.

Updated September 27, 2016