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Press Release

Temich-Ramirez Sentenced to 10 Months for Illegally Possessing a Firearm

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

Burlington, Vermont – The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Vermont stated that on February 16, 2024, Ciro Temich- Ramirez, 35 of Mexico, was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford to a term of 10 months’-imprisonment. Temich-Ramirez previously pleaded guilty to  illegal possession of a firearm by an individual who is unlawfully in the United States.

According to court records, on September 30, 2023, a federal agent encountered Temich-Ramirez less than one mile south of the United States and Canada border in North Troy, Vermont. Temich-Ramirez was standing next to a vehicle. Following a brief conversation, a physical altercation ensued between the agent and Temich-Ramirez. Additional federal agents responded and, after they restrained Temich-Ramirez, found a shotgun in Temich-Ramirez’s car. Law enforcement also found ammunition, methamphetamine, brass knuckles, and a knife. Temich-Ramirez, who is a Mexican national, is prohibited from possessing firearms because he is an individual unlawfully in the United States.

United States Attorney Nikolas P. Kerest commended the investigatory efforts and rapid response of the United States Border Patrol.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Zachary Stendig. Temich-Ramirez was represented by Assistant Federal Public Defender Sara Puls.


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Updated February 16, 2024

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