States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|January 25, 2010||
CITIZEN OF MEXICO SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR ILLEGALLY REENTERING THE U.S. AFTER BEING DEPORTED
Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CARLOS ALBERTO GARCIA, also known as “Carlos Camacho,” 37, a citizen of Mexico last residing in Stamford, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to three months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the United States after being deported. GARCIA pleaded guilty to the offense on December 23, 2009.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in March 1990, GARCIA was admitted to the United States on a B2 Tourist Visa. On October 12, 2006, GARCIA was arrested in Stamford for second degree sexual assault and related charges. GARCIA was subsequently placed into immigration removal proceedings for failing to leave the U.S. upon the expiration of his B2 Visa and, on November 30, 2007, he was deported to Mexico.
On March 5, 2009, GARCIA, having illegally reentered the U.S., was arrested by the Westport Police for operating a vehicle without a license. Following this arrest, GARCIA’s 2006 sexual assault charges were reinstated.
GARCIA, who has been detained in state or federal custody since his March 2009 arrest, will be deported to Mexico following service of his federal prison term.
This matter was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The case was prosecuted by Supervisory Assistant United States Attorney Alina P. Reynolds.
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