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Dominican Republic National Sentenced For Illegal Reentry Into the United States

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

St. Thomas, USVI – Gustavo Adolfo Jimenez Polanco, 30, a Dominican Republic National, was sentenced today 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 12 months and one day incarceration, three years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.

According to court documents, Polanco appeared at the Cyril E. King Airport on February 10th and was questioned regarding a Florida Driver’s License that he presented to the primary inspector at the Customs and Border Protection check point. The primary inspector referred him to secondary inspection where it was determined Polanco was a Dominican Republic National previously deported from the United States on July 1, 2014.

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

Updated August 23, 2018