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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Citizen of Mexico Pleads Guilty to Immigration Charge

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today the guilty plea of a Mexican citizen for violating the immigration laws of the United States.

Aureliano Valentin-Concepcion, a.k.a. “Jose Ramerez-Monteicia,” 36, of Mexico, pled guilty today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke to one count of illegally reentering the United States after previously being removed.

“We will continue to enforce the immigration laws of the United States and remove those individuals who repeatedly break those laws,” United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. said today.

According to evidence presented at today’s guilty plea hearing by Assistant United States Attorney C. Patrick Hogeboom III, Valentin-Concepcion has been removed from the United States three times previously, most recently on August 23, 2000 from El Paso, Texas.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Department of Homeland Security, Enforcement and Removal Operations. Assistant United States Attorney C. Patrick Hogeboom III prosecuted the case for the United States.

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated May 26, 2016