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

Monday, July 9, 2018

Mexican Man Arrested at the Cyril E. King Airport Sentenced to Incarceration for Illegal Reentry into the United States

St. Thomas, USVI – FilibertoMoreno, 50, of Mexico, was sentenced today before District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez, to four months incarceration for illegal reentry into the United States, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced. In addition, Judge Gomez sentenced Moreno to one year of supervised release and ordered him to pay a $100 special assessment.

According to plea agreement, 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.

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

Updated July 9, 2018