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Mexican National Sentenced to 25 Months in Prison for Reentry After Deportation

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

St. Thomas, USVI – District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez today sentenced Carlos Salvador Fernandez, 47, to 25 months in prison and three years of supervised release for reentering the United States after having been deported, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced. On June 10, 2015, Fernandez pleaded guilty to reentry after deportation.

Court records show that on April 20, 2015, Fernandez presented himself for inspection at the Cyril E. King International Airport on St. Thomas prior to boarding a flight to Washington, D.C. When questioned, Fernandez claimed to be a United States permanent resident. Fernandez was referred for secondary inspection at which time he admitted that he was previously deported from the United States in February, 2006. The U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security did not give permission for him to reenter the United States.

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nelson L. Jones.

Updated February 4, 2016