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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

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Convicted Felon Who Illegally Reentered The U.S. After Being Deported Is Sentenced

February 28, 2013

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that WILLIE ANTONIO SAMUEL-BALDAYAQUEZ, 31, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 12 months and one day of imprisonment for illegally reentering the United States after being deported.

According to court documents and statements made in court, SAMUEL-BALDAYAQUEZ entered the United States illegally in 1998.  In January 2009, he was deported to the Dominican Republic following a 2008 conviction in Connecticut Superior Court for sale of a controlled substance, an aggravated felony under immigration law.

In November 2009, SAMUEL-BALDAYAQUEZ reentered the United States without first obtaining the consent of the Attorney General of the United States or his successor, the Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, to reapply for admission into the United States.

On June 13, 2011, SAMUEL-BALDAYAQUEZ was arrested by the Norwalk Police Department.  He has been detained since his arrest.  On December 6, 2012, he pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a removed alien.

This matter was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.

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Updated March 18, 2015