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Dominican National Sentenced For Illegal Rentry Into the United States

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Virgin Islands

St. Thomas, USVI – Victor Gonzalez Rodriquez, 35, a Dominican Republic National, was sentenced on Wednesday December 5, 2018, in district court for illegally re-entering the United States, United States Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced.

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Polanco to 21 months imprisonment, three years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.

According to court documents, on May 9, 2018, Customs and Border Protection intercepted a vessel off of St. John and after a chase discovered Rodriquez along with four other Dominican nationals attempting to enter the United States. Rodriquez was previously removed from the United States on August 17, 2017, relating to a drug trafficking offense.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Everard E. Potter.

Updated December 7, 2018