States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|March 8, 2010||
CITIZEN OF DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SENTENCED TO MORE THAN SIX YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR ILLEGALLY REENTERING U.S.
Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that PASCUAL FELIX JIMENEZ-GUERRERO, also known as Felix Jimenez and Pascual Guerrero, 44, a citizen of the Dominican Republic last residing in Bridgeport, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Janet C. Hall in Bridgeport to 77 months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the United States following his removal. On December 4, 2009, JIMENEZ-GUERRERO pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful presence of a deported alien.
According to court documents and statements made in court, JIMENEZ-GUERRERO’s criminal history in the United States dates to 1991 when he sustained a conviction in New York for robbery using the name of Felix Jimenez. Following a subsequent conviction in New York for bail jumping, during which he bit, kicked and scratched two law enforcement officers, JIMENEZ-GUERRERO received a sentence of 27 to 54 months in custody. JIMENEZ-GUERRERO was placed into removal proceedings in 1997. While released on an immigration bond, JIMENEZ-GUERRERO was arrested for, and subsequently convicted of, attempted criminal possession of a weapon. This offense involved JIMENEZ-GUERRERO responding to an arresting officer with physical violence, and then attempting to remove the officer’s weapon from its holster. In August 2000, following a term of imprisonment, JIMENEZ-GUERRERO was deported from the United States to the Dominican Republic.
In May 2003, JIMENEZ-GUERRERO attempted to reenter the United States at JFK Airport in New York. He was prosecuted for illegal reentry of a deported alien in the Eastern District of New York and, on August 10, 2005, JIMENEZ-GUERRERO was again deported to the Dominican Republic.
JIMENEZ-GUERRERO reentered the United States and, on February 25, 2009, he was convicted in Connecticut Superior Court in Stamford of possession of narcotics with intent to sell.
This matter was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Detention and Removal Operation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Deborah R. Slater.
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