St. Thomas, USVI- United States Attorney, Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of the Virgin Islands announced today that Eilin Castillo Montano of the Dominican Republic was sentenced after previously pleading guilty to illegally reentering the United States after being ordered deported and removed.
According to court documents, Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) Deportation Officer received information from a credible source of information (SOI) that an individual who was previously deported from the United States was back in St. Thomas. ICE officers observed the defendant and took him into custody, where he admitted to being in the United States illegally.
Criminal and immigration records checks revealed that the defendant was previously ordered deported and on April 19, 2016, he was removed to the Dominican Republic. His removal followed a federal conviction on August 31, 2015, in the District Court of the Virgin Islands for possessing a firearm by an illegal alien and a local conviction in the Virgin Islands Superior Court on January 11, 2016, for discharging a firearm.
United States District Court Judge Robert A. Molloy sentenced Castillo to 12 months imprisonment.
The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement.