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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 5, 2014

St. Kitts National Indicted On Illegal Reentry And Related Charges

St. Thomas, USVI – A federal grand jury on St. Thomas has returned a four-count indictment charging Terrance L. Hanley, 44, also known as Robert A. Jenkins, with illegal reentry into the United States, identity theft, making false statements, and making false claims to citizenship, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced today.

According to the indictment, which was returned on Thursday, Hanley presented a false Florida driver’s license to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers on November 16, 2014 at the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas bearing the name Robert A. Jenkins, and told agents that he was a citizen of the United States. Further inquiries at the secondary inspection checkpoint determined that the defendant’s true name is Terrance L. Hanley, and that he is a convicted felon and national of St. Kitts and Nevis, who was deported from the United States on June 18, 2014. If convicted of the illegal reentry offense as alleged in Count One of the indictment, Hanley faces up to 20 years in federal prison.

United States Attorney Sharpe reminds the public that an indictment is merely a formal charging document and is not evidence of guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless found guilty.

The case is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Investigations and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Everard E. Potter.

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Updated June 22, 2015