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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Virgin Islands

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Mexican Man Arrested at the Cyril E. King Airport Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry into the United States

St. Thomas, USVI – Filiberto Moreno, 50, of Mexico, pleaded guilty today in District Court before District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez, to illegal reentry into the United States, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced. Sentencing is set for August 23, 2018.

According to court documents, Moreno was stopped by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Cyril E. King airport after he presented himself at primary inspection. During the inspection process, Customs agents discovered that Moreno had been previously deported from the United States and that he did not have permission to legally be in the territory.

Moreno faces a maximum sentence of two years and a fine of $250,000.

The case was investigated byHomeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection(CBP) and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sigrid M. Tejo-Sprotte.

Updated June 7, 2018