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D.R. National Gets One Year In Prison For Returning Four Years After His Deportation

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Dominican Republic national was given one year in prison for illegally returning to the United States four years after he was deported.

Gustavo Adolfo Jimenez Polanco, 30, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court on St. Thomas for illegally re-entering the United States, U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert said.

U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez sentenced Polanco to 12 months and one day incarceration, three years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment, Shappert said.

According to court documents, Polanco appeared at the Cyril E. King International Airport on February 10th and was questioned regarding a Florida Driver’s License that he presented to the primary inspector at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) check point.

The primary inspector referred him to secondary inspection where it was determined Polanco was a Dominican Republic National previously deported from the United States on July 1, 2014.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Everard Potter.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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