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DR National gets 24-month sentence after entering USVI illegally from VI

DR National gets 24-month sentence after entering USVI illegally from VI

Jose Fatima Rosario-Remigio was sentenced Wednesday, November 25, 2020, on his conviction for illegal re-entry into the United States, US Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.
District Court Judge Robert Molloy sentenced Rosario-Remigio to 24 months imprisonment and a $100 special assessment.

According to court documents, Rosario-Remigio is a national of the Dominican Republic who entered the United States without inspection at a place not designated as a point of entry.

On October 1, 2019, Rosario-Remigio travelled on a vessel from the British Virgin Islands to St. John, USVI.

He then travelled from a beach on St. John to the ferry terminal, where he boarded a ferry travelling to St. Thomas.

Rosario-Remigio was previously convicted for the criminal sale of cocaine in New York, and he had been removed from the United States on May 7, 2019.

This case was investigated by Virgin Islands Port Authority, Homeland Security Investigations, and the US Customs and Border Protection.

It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Adam Sleeper.
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