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Deported Mexican Admits in Federal Court He Came To United States Illegally Again

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Mexican national admitted in federal court on St. Thomas today that he had entered the United States illegally.

Filiberto Moreno, 50, of Mexico, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez, to illegal reentry into the United States, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said.

Sentencing is set for August 23, 2018.

According to court documents, Moreno was stopped by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Cyril E. King International 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.

Moreno faces a maximum sentence of two years and a fine of $250,000.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sigrid Tejo-Sprotte.

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John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1989. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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