States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|May 7, 2010||
CITIZEN OF GUATEMALA SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR ILLEGALLY REENTERING U.S.
Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JAVIER MORENO, also known as “Javier Moreno-DeLeon” or “Javier DeLeon,” 23, a citizen of Guatemala who recently resided in Scotland, Connecticut, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Warren W. Eginton in Bridgeport to 24 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally reentering the United States. MORENO pleaded guilty to the offense on February 17, 2010.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on October 15, 2005, MORENO was arrested in Connecticut on state charges that included assault and, on May 26, 2006, he was physically deported from the United States to Guatemala. MORENO then reentered the U.S. and, on December 29, 2006, he was arrested in Windham, Connecticut. Subsequent to his arrest, MORENO was convicted in state court of assault in the second degree, and also violation of probation. On approximately September 28, 2007, MORENO was again removed to Guatemala.
On approximately September 23, 2008, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) filed a Notice to Reinstate Prior Order of Deportation after encountering MORENO in the custody of Connecticut’s Department of Correction. On September 15, 2008, MORENO had been convicted of criminal impersonation and operation under the influence.
On June 12, 2009, MORENO was convicted of assault in the third degree and failure to appear in the first degree, and was sentenced to one year of incarceration. MORENO also was convicted of violation of probation stemming from a prior conviction.
Before reentering the United States, anyone who has been deported must have the express consent of the United States Attorney General or his successor, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. MORENO neither sought nor obtained the required permission to reenter the U.S.
This matter was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Detention and Removal Operation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Krishna R. Patel.
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