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Dominican Republic National Pleads Guilty to Illegally Re-entering United States

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

St. Thomas, USVI- United States Attorney, Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of the Virgin Islands announced today that Eilin Castillo Montano of the Dominican Republic pled guilty to illegally reentering the United States after being ordered deported and removed.

According to court documents, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation officer received information from a credible source of information that an individual who was previously deported from the United States was back in St. Thomas.

Criminal and immigration records checks revealed that on April 19, 2016, Eilin Castillo Montano was removed from the United States by immigration officials to his native country of the Dominican Republic, following a federal conviction for possessing a firearm by an illegal alien on August 31, 2015, in the United States District Court of the Virgin Islands.

On August 10, 2020 an ICE deportation officer found the defendant in St. Thomas and took him into custody. He was transported to the ICE office where he confessed to illegally reentering the United States.

The defendant will be sentenced at a later date.

The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement.

Updated November 13, 2020