States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|March 9, 2011||
FORMER MIDDLETOWN RESIDENT ADMITS ILLEGALLY
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RAMON SALAMANCA-SARABIA, also known as “Eloy Zetina,” 56, a citizen of El Salvador recently residing in Middletown, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to one count of illegal reentry of a removed alien.
According to court documents and statements made in court, SALAMANCA-SARABIA, was deported from the United States to his native El Salvador in 1975. SALAMANCA-SARABIA then illegally reentered the U.S. 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.
After SALAMANCA-SARABIA illegally reentered the U.S., he began using the identity “Eloy Zetina.” He subsequently fraudulently applied for, and obtained, a U.S. passport using that false identity.
Judge Bryant has scheduled sentencing for June 3, 2011, at which time SALAMANCA-SARABIA faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years.
SALAMANCA has been detained since his arrest on November 12, 2010.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, Fraud Detection and National Security. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Krishna R. Patel.
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